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The combination of recent social issues focusing on testing and our desire to fulfill more vigorously the mission of the Buros Institute have motivated the development of an annual scholarly symposium and this series on measurement and testing.
We intend each symposium and volume in this series to present state-of-the-art knowledge that will contribute to the improvement of test construction and test usage. Such a schema will incorporate topics across a broad spectrum such as theoretical models of human behavior, test standardization procedures, social and legal factors in testing, administration of testing programs, and test-based decision making. Thus, the series will be focused thematically and yet be flexible enough to integrate current and future measurement and testing issues into its schema.
Title Pages and Table of Contents- SOCIAL AND TECHNICAL ISSUES IN TESTING Implications for Test Construction and Usage, Stephen N. Elliott, James V. Mitchell Jr., and Barbara S. Plake
Preface: Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage, Stephen N. Elliott, James V. Mitchell, and Barbara S. Plake
1. Filling the Gaps Between Test Outcomes and Usage: An Introduction, Barbara S. Plake
2. Struggles and Possibilities: The Use of Tests in Decision Making, Ellis Batten Page
3. What Cognitive Psychology Can (and Can not) Do for Test Development, Robert J. Sternberg
4. The Status of Test Validation Research, Lyle F. Schoenfeldt
5. Social and Legal Influences on Test Development and Usage, Donald N. Bersoff
6. Testing and the Oscar Buros Lament: From Knowledge to Implementation to Use, James V. Mitchell Jr.
8. Achievement Test Items: Current issues, Robert L. Ebel
Complete Work- Social and Technical Issues in Testing: Implications for Test Construction and Usage, Stephen N. Elliott, James V. Mitchell, and Barbara S. Plake