With a signature, conversational writing style and straightforward presentation, Neil J. Salkind’s best-selling Tests & Measurement for People Who (Think They) Hate Tests & Measurement guides readers through an overview of categories of tests, the design of tests, the use of tests, and some of the basic social, political, and legal issues that the process of testing involves. New co-author Bruce B. Frey has streamlined the table of contents for ease of use; added more content on validity and reliability throughout; more closely connected standardized tests to classroom instruction, adding more on classroom assessment; and added a chapter on surveys and scale development. An instructor website at https://study.sagepub.com/salkindtm4e includes a test bank and PowerPoint slides.
PART I: THE BASICS
1. Why Measurement? An Introduction
2. Levels of Measurement and Their Importance: One Potato, Two Potatoes
3. Reliability and Its Importance: Getting it Right Every Time
4. Validity and Its Importance: The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth
5. Percentages, Percentiles and Probabilities: Are You Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw?
6. Item Response Theory: The “New” Kid on the Block
PART II: TYPES OF TESTS
7. Achievement Tests: Is Life a Multiple-Choice Test?
8. Aptitude Tests: What’s in Store for Me?
9. Intelligence Tests: Am I Smarter Than My Smart Phone?
10. Personality and Neuropsychology Tests: It’s Not You, It’s Me
11. Career Choices: Have We Got a Job For You!
PART III: CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT
12. Picking the Right Answer: Choose Your Own Destiny
13. Building the Right Answer: Construction Work Ahead
PART IV: RESEARCHER-MADE INSTRUMENTS
14. Surveys and Scale Development: What Are They Thinking?
PART V: FAIR TESTING
15. Truth and Justice for All: Test Bias and Universal Design
16. Laws, Ethics and Standards: The Professional Practice of Tests and Measurement