Rule Number One

…is that you gotta have fun.Every craft, art, skill, vocation–every discipline–comes with rules. Call them procedures, steps, processes–there’s a set of knowledge that must be acquired and then applied over and over.The path to mastery is1. learn the rules2. practice following the rules3. make mistakes4. get corrected5. do it over6. repeat eleventy gazillion times Until […]

Gap

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 […]