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Test Administration and Data Preparation

  • Margaret Wu
  • Hak Ping Tam
  • Tsung-Hau Jen
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Abstract

This chapter highlights some steps in test administration and the preparation of data for test analysis, including data collection, coding and data cleaning. The key to the success of test administration is careful planning and management. From printing the test booklets to conducting the test, every step needs to be closely managed and nothing should be left to chance. For example, there could be security issues related to test papers, and attendance issues related to participating students. The whole process calls for competent management skills.

Keywords

Simple Random Sample Data Cleaning Missing Response Test Administration Test Booklet 
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References

  1. IEA (2008) TIMSS 2007 technical report. TIMSS and PIRLS international study center, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, BostonGoogle Scholar
  2. IEA (2009) TIMSS 2007 user guide for the international database. Released items. Mathematics grade 8. TIMSS and PIRLS international study center, Lynch School of Education, Boston College, BostonGoogle Scholar
  3. OECD (2009) PISA 2006 technical report. PISA, OECD Publishing, ParisCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Cohen AS, Wollack JA (2006) Test administration, security, scoring, and reporting. In: Brennan R (ed) Educational measurement, 4th edn. Praeger publishers, Westport, pp 355–386Google Scholar

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  2. 2.Educational Measurement SolutionsMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Graduate Institute of Science EducationNational Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan
  4. 4.National Taiwan Normal UniversityTaipeiTaiwan

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