Foundations of Testing Overview

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Selection examinations are among the most highly regulated and legislated, both Statewide and Federally. Examinations are not only intended to be good measures of an applicant’s ability to perform a given task or job. They also strive to ward off bias and discrimination during the selection process.

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foundations of testing in this module, you will be able to do the following. Articulate the history and foundations of testing, formulate a thorough examination plan, differentiate between the various examination types, utilize knowledge of various federal and state laws as well as professional standards to create legally defensible examinations of any type. Perform the steps of the examination development process to create a fully functional civil service examination, correctly develop relevant exam items as required for the exam type chosen, and demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate use of examination type.