It’s Like That

. . . in the immortal words of Run DMC. Recently, as part of my quality reform campaign, I took several protégées under my wing. It was a responsibility I’d been ducking for years. I’ve always thought that I more than met my obligations to my industry by simply doing the best work that I could […]

Speaking of Language, Cross-Referenced to Value-Added

Some item writers love multiple-choice language items; some hate them. I pitch my tent in the former category. Several years ago, I wrote all of the language items (writing conventions and writing strategies) that appeared on multiple parallel forms of a statewide high school exit examination.  Language items may be either standalone or passage-dependent. The […]