[IPAC-List] Appealed Items

Walker, Kathleen A. KaWalker at littlerock.org
Mon Oct 17 12:50:11 EDT 2016


If the item was clearly not “keyed” properly, we would operate with the #2 option.  However, we would first ensure that the question stem OR question choices do not have a flaw AND that choice A is clearly incorrect.

There have been instances (very rare) that a candidate passes, and then fails.  In this case, I will personally call with the unhappy news after appeal process is finalized before the official notices go out.

Hope this helps,

Kathleen A. Walker, MAP
Employment Services Manager
City of Little Rock, Department of Human Resources
(501) 371-4595, or mail to: kawalker at littlerock.org<mailto:kawalker at littlerock.org>

From: IPAC-List [mailto:ipac-list-bounces at ipacweb.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Doverspike
Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 11:44 AM
To: ipac-list at ipacweb.org
Subject: [IPAC-List] Appealed Items

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 practice.

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

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