Book Review

Book Review psychometrika—vol. 82, no. 3, 871–874 September 2017 doi: 10.1007/s11336-017-9560-2 SCHWEIZER, K., & DISTEFANO, C. (EDS.), (2016). Principles and Methods of Test Construc- tion: Standards and Recent Advances. Germany: Hogrefe Publishing. 336 pp. US$69.00 ISBN: 9780889374492 Test developers must possess a plethora of skills to adequately construct, implement, and evaluate educational and psychological instruments. This requires developers, and perhaps to a lesser extent test users, to be familiar with a wide range of topics such as the common factor model, item response theory (IRT), as well as strategies for investigating threats to the validity of score-based inferences. Many books relevant to test construction serve as introductory texts used to teach graduate-level courses in psychometric theory (e.g., Crocker and Algina 1986). Other books tend to focus on specialized, albeit relevant, aspects of test construction and evaluation such as the Rasch model or test equating practices (e.g., Engelhard 2013; Kolen and Brennan 2014). Advancements in the theory and methods of test construction consequently tend to be dispersed across a wide range of sources thus making it difficult for developers and users of tests to remain up-to-date about contemporary issues and innovations. Principles and Methods of Test Construction: Standards and Recent Advances is Psychometrika Springer Journals

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