- Psychometric Testing is a powerful means to analyze the data that your assessment instruments generate by statistical methods. The insights this gives can be used in all steps of test development and of test use, such as in item banking, test design, standard setting, reporting and to ensure fairness.
- One of the main reasons why test developers choose psychometric testing is that it provides a whole range of sophisticated methods to tailor the content and the difficulty of a test (or a test system) to its intended use.
- One of the main reasons why educational organizations ( such as school boards, governments) choose psychometric testing is that it gives them the most reliable information from their tests, for a large range of purposes, from reporting to students and teachers to the evaluation of an educational assessment system.
- Working with psychometric testing requires a different about attitude towards testing in addition to the classical approach to testing. Cito offers capacity building on psychometric testing for professionals in education such as teachers, managers and policy makers.
Psychometric testing is the engine behind reliable interpretation of your test data. How do you know whether your test is not too easy or too difficult? How do you know whether two test forms are equivalent? How do you determine the cut-off score? How can you see whether items favour one group of students over the other? Cito has the expertise and the experience to help you with these and more questions, both by training you on Psychometric testing and in all aspects of the use of Psychometric testing in and for educational assessment.