How to Review Assessment Instruments
This section provides a basic approach for reviewing assessment instruments. There are three levels of review:
Item Review Considerations
Item review involves steps to follow when evaluating alignment with state (VSC) and local content standards; content match; item type, format, and wording; stimulus; and scoring information.
Item Review Considerations (PDF: 32k)
Bias/Sensitivity Review Guidelines and Checklist
Bias/sensitivity review involves guidelines and procedures to ensure that neither assessment items nor ancillary materials imply bias based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability.
Bias/Sensitivity Review Guidelines (PDF: 20k)
Bias/Sensitivity Review Checklist (PDF: 20k)
Scorability Review Checklist
Scorability review involves guidelines for determining the scoring appropriateness of constructed response items.
Scorability Review Checklist (PDF: 24k)
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