[IPAC-List] Appealed Items

Dennis Doverspike dennisdoverspike at gmail.com
Mon Oct 17 12:43:56 EDT 2016

You are working for a city producing the final scoring key for a test. An
item has been appealed where the original best answer was "A." The test
review committee considers an appeal that "B" is the best answer, and
agrees that "B" is the best answer. This was not simply a typo or
miscoding, the original item writer believed that A was the best answer.

Do you:

1. Score A and B as correct; award one point for each.
2. Only score B as correct, counting A as being wrong.
3. Delete or throw out the item.
4. Give credit to all responses, A, B, C, and D.
5. Other

Does your jurisdiction have a stated or understood practice for handling
such situations?

Do you have a rationale for your practice.

Please feel free to elaborate. Consultants, feel free to offer your usual


Dennis Doverspike, PhD., ABPP
Licensed Psychologist, #3539 (OHIO)
Independent Consultant
Professor of Psychology, University of Akron
dennisdoverspike at gmail.com

The information is intended only for the person or entity to which it is
addressed and may contain confidential, privileged and/or a work product
for the sole use of the intended recipient. No confidentiality or privilege
is waived or lost by any errant transmission. If you receive this message
in error, please destroy all copies of it and notify the sender. If the
reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby
notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this
communication is strictly prohibited. In the case of E-mail or electronic
transmission, immediately delete it and all copies of it from your system
and notify the sender. E-mail and fax transmission cannot be guaranteed to
be secure or error-free as information could be intercepted, corrupted,
lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://pairlist9.pair.net/pipermail/ipac-list/attachments/20161017/4a465325/attachment.html>

More information about the IPAC-List mailing list