[IPAC-List] Sensitivity Reviews

Tan, James A. jatan at stcloudstate.edu
Wed May 6 15:01:59 EDT 2009

Hi Dennis,

See also:

Engelhard, G., Jr., David, M., & Hansche, L. (1999). Evaluating the accuracy of judgments obtained from item review committees. Applied Measurement in Education, 12(2), 199-210.


James A. Tan, Ph.D.
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Hello Dennis:

Probably not much out there. You may have thought of these sources already but thought i would list them any way:

- ETS (1980). An approach for identifying and minimizing bias in standardized tests: A set of guidelines.

- Englehard,G., Jr., Hansche,L., & Rutlege,K. (1990). Accuracy of bias review judges in identifying differential item functioning on teacher certification tests. Applied Measurement in Education, 347-360.

- Prescriptions on general item writing and review-e.g., Osterlind, S.J. (1989). Constructing test items. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Hope these references are of some value.

Pat McCoy, Ph.D.
Ottawa, Canada

>>> "Dennis Doverspike " <dd1 at uakron.edu> 2009/05/06 1:50 pm >>>

I am giving a talk next week at MAPAC and part of my talk (as usual I am
probably going to be trying to cram a 4 hour talk into 1.5 hours, deals with
sensitivity reviews of tests.

Other than the work of Anne Marie Ryan and colleagues at Michigan State and
a few book chapters or ETS documents, there does not seem to be anything out
there on sensitivity reviews.

Anything anyone want to share in terms of:

Good resources?


Your own guidelines or procedures?

Dennis Doverspike, Ph.D., ABPP

Professor of Psychology

Director, Center for Organizational Research

Senior Fellow of the Institute for Life-Span Development and Gerontology

Psychology Department

University of Akron

Akron, Ohio 44325-4301

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ddoverspike at uakron.edu

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