Beginning at the Beginning

A great thing about this work is that I do a lot of research on esoteric topics, and in following the bread crumb trail, often end up in surprising places.Anyone who knows me would be surprised to find me lurking at a programmer’s blog. My most recent experience with programming was a college class in […]


As obvious as the link is between the quality of content (we could also say validity) and item writing training, it remains a mystery to me how sound practices in item writing training have nearly become obsolete.Steven M. Downing discusses this link in “Twelve Steps for Effective Test Development” from the Handbook of Test Development: Yet […]