Final Analysis of a Selected Test

This assignment is a culmination of the previous assignments you have completed during this course. In this assignment, you will synthesize your previous research as well as conduct research on the final element in the Code, Element 9. Element 9 states that a test user, "evaluate(s) the available evidence on the performance of test takers of diverse subgroups . . . determine(s) to the extent feasible which performance differences may have been caused by factors unrelated to the skills being assessed." Together, the previous course assignments and this current one involving Element 9 will provide you with the data, research, and literature reviews across all nine elements of the Code to assist your decision-making process about the appropriate selection of a test.

For this final assignment:

  • Locate reviews or research related to how Element 9 applies to your selected test. If the research or reviews do not address this element in any way, then you will need to cite the references your reviewed and note that they were lacking in in addressing this element, drawing appropriate conclusions for when a test is lacking such evidence.
  • Synthesize all of the data and information you gathered on your selected test throughout the course and identify highlights, both positive and negative, both advantages and disadvantages, according to all nine elements of the Code.
  • Evaluate your selected test based on these data and draw a conclusion about whether or not it is a test that you would select, recommend, or even defend, if necessary in practice. Note: You should not merely copy and paste your earlier assignments for the final paper. Instead you will be synthesizing the research you completed for each element into a summary of that element that you will offer in support of your final evaluation. (For example, note that the technical quality element (that is, Element 5) will be only a synthesis and evaluation and not a repeat of the annotated bibliography you completed in Unit 5.)
    • Identify the strengths or weaknesses for each element, and determine if the information about that element supports (or opposes) the use of your selected test in the field and population to be served.
    • Incorporate recommendations about ways to improve the selected test.
    • Review all of your evaluations for each element and recommended improvements to the test, and write an overall evaluation and determination about the use of your selected test. Would you recommend this test to a school district or business that you are employed as a consultant? Would you be able to defend the use of this test in a court proceeding?

Organize your paper using the following headings:

  1. Title page (required) (one page).
  2. Abstract (required) (one page).
  3. The Code of Fair Testing Practices in Education (a minimum of four pages). (For each element, identify strengths and weaknesses, evaluate the selected test for the element, and make recommendations, if any for improvement, citing appropriate standards of practice.)
    • Element 1. Purpose: Define the purpose for testing, the content, and skills tested (see Unit 2 assignment).
    • Element 2. Appropriateness: Evaluate appropriateness of test content, skills tested, and content covered (see Unit 2 assignment).
    • Element 3. Materials: Evaluate materials for which clear, accurate, and complete information is provided (see Unit 2 assignment).
    • Element 4. Training: Test users have appropriate knowledge, skills, and training (see Unit 2 assignment).
    • Element 5. Technical Quality:

      • Synthesis of evidence of reliability (see Unit 5 assignment).
      • Synthesis of evidence of validity (see Unit 5 assignment).
    • Element 6. Test Items and Format: Evaluate test items, test format, directions, manuals and scores (see Unit 7 assignment).
    • Element 7. Test Procedures and Materials: Evaluate test procedures and materials to ensure that potentially offensive content or language is avoided (see Unit 7 assignment).
    • Element 8. Modifications and Accommodations: Evaluate if tests provide appropriately modified forms or procedures for test takers with disabilities (see Unit 7 assignment).
    • Element 9. Group Differences: Evaluate evidence on performance of test takers of diverse subgroups.
  4. Summary (two pages).
  5. Overall recommendation to use the selected test in the field and with populations to be served.
    • If recommending the use of the selected test, identify the greatest strengths you discovered and determined in its use. Additionally, identify any limitations or concerns that may still exist with its use regardless of the recommendation. Are there still concerns for the test in certain situations?
    • If not recommending the use of the selected test, identify the greatest weaknesses you discovered and determined in its use. Additionally, identify any strengths that may still exist with its use regardless of the opposition. Are there still uses for the test within set parameters?
  6. References (required, use current APA format and style).

Submit your draft to Turnitin prior to uploading it to the assignment area.

Additional Requirements

Your paper should meet the following requirements:

  • References: A minimum of nine references. These may include journal articles, literature reviews, Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) reviews, and publisher Web sites. At least five of the nine references must be from professional journals. It is likely and appropriate that many of these references and citations were included in one or more of your previous assignments. Alternatively, you may want to supplement your paper with current, peer-viewed journal articles you located after completing an earlier assignment. Those inclusions would also be acceptable.
  • Length of paper: At least six pages (not including title page, abstract, or references).
Reference

Joint Committee on Testing Practices. (2004). Code of fair testing practices in education. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/science/programs/testing/fair-testing.pdf

Note: Your instructor may also use the APA Writing Feedback Rubric to provide additional feedback on your academic writing. The writing feedback rubric does not affect your assignment grade, but its feedback may factor into the grading criteria, if professional communication and writing is a course competency. Evaluate your own work using this rubric. Refer to the Learner Guide for instructions on viewing instructor feedback.

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5~7pages Art history Visual (Formal) Analysis Paper  

For this assignment you are to assume the role of the Human Resources Manager (HRM) for Acme Incorporated, a small industrial company located in the Midwest section of the United States.  The CEO has asked you to develop a comprehensive employee benefits plan for the entire company.

Assignment Instructions: Consider all of the information, both internal and external to Acme Inc. you must consider when developing and planning an employee benefits plan. What information is the most important to this planning process? Which might be the least important consideration?  Conduct research into this problem and cite your reasoning.

You are to support your ideas, arguments, and opinions with independent research, include at least three (3) supporting references or sources (NOT Wikipedia, unknown, or anonymous sources), and format your work in accordance with 6th edition APA formatting which includes:

  • A Title Page
  • Abstract with Keywords
  • A minimum of 3 FULL pages of written content, Times New Roman, 12 font, 1" margins, left justified, and 
  • A Reference page

 

Directions are attached. Please cite references.

The assignment ahs been done but needs revision to ensure rubric and outline is followed.  My completed document and Case Study outline are attached.

Proposed IT Solution20 points

  18-20 Points

Proposed solution is appropriate to process and case study, is a SaaS product, and is convincingly justified. Clear and accurate description of proposed technology solution; covers how it meets functional and technical requirements; and an explanation of cost effectiveness is provided.  Uses course vocabulary. 

 

17 points

16-17 Points

Proposed solution is appropriate to process and case study, is a SaaS product, and is well justified. Concise description of proposed technology solution effectively covers functional and technical requirements and provides an explanation of cost effectiveness. 

 

15 points

14-15 Points

Proposed solution is appropriate to process and case study, is a SaaS product, and is justified. Adequate description of proposed technology solution is provided and includes functional and technical requirements and an explanation of cost effectiveness. 

13 points

12-13 points

Proposed technology solution description may be unclear or incomplete. Solution does not meet the business/IT requirements for Kelly’s Salon and/or is not a SaaS product.

0 points

0-11 Points

Proposed technology solution is not described or description cannot be understood; or few areas covered.

Vendor Agreement10 points

9-10 Points

This section includes a clear, complete, and accurate discussion of the arrangement to be made with the vendor and the associated costs; is clearly aligned to case study and technology solution; demonstrates thorough understanding of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis and critical thinking. 

8 points

8 Points

This section includes a clear discussion the arrangement to be made with the vendor and the associated costs; is aligned to the case study and technology solution; demonstrates understanding of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis and critical thinking. 

7 points

7 Points

The vendor agreement and costs are described and are appropriate to the case study and the proposed solution.

6 points

6 Points

The vendor agreement and costs are partially covered and/or are somewhat appropriate to the case study project; and may be lacking in demonstration of understanding of course concepts, analysis, and/or critical thinking.

0 points

0-5 Points

Vendor agreement and costs are not included; very few details provided; or are not applicable to the case study or the proposed solution.

Hardware and Telecommunications10 points

9-10 Points

The hardware and telecommunications needed at Kelly's Salon and how they will be acquired are thoroughly covered and well aligned to the proposed solution and the case study; and clearly demonstrates an understanding of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and critical thinking. and critical thinking.

8 points

8 Points

The hardware and telecommunications needed at Kelly's Salon and how they will be acquired are well covered and aligned to the proposed solution and the case study; and demonstrates understanding of course vocabulary and concepts, analysis, and critical thinking.

7 points

7 Points

The hardware and telecommunications needed at Kelly's Salon and how they will be acquired are included and adequately aligned to the proposed solution and the case study.

6 points

6 Points

The hardware and telecommunications needed needed at Kelly's Salon and how they will be acquired are not covered, and/or explanations are not aligned to the proposed solution; may be lacking in demonstration of understanding of course concepts, analysis, and/or critical thinking.

0 points

0-5 Points

The hardware and telecommunications needed at Kelly's Salon and how they will be acquired are not included; are incorrectly addressed; or paper demonstrates little effort.

Configuration & Testing10 points

9-10 Points

 

Configuration options and who will configure the system, and how the system will be tested are fully and clearly explained and well aligned to the proposed solution and appropriate to the case study. 

8 points

8 points

Configuration options and who will configure the system, and how the system will be tested are clearly explained and are appropriate to the proposed solution and to the case study.

7 points

7 points 

Configuration options and who will configure the system, and how the system will be tested are appropriate to the proposed solution and the case study.

6 points

6 points 

Configuration options and who will configure the system, and how the system will be tested are somewhat appropriate to the proposed solution and/or the case study.

0 points

0-5 points 

Configuration options and who will configure the system, and how the system will be tested are not addressed correctly or are not appropriate to the proposed solution and/or the case study.

Employee Preparation & Data Migration10 points

9-10 Points

Employee preparation and data migration are fully and clearly explained; and are well aligned to the proposed solution and to the case study; clearly demonstrates critical thinking.

8 points

8 Points

Employee preparation and data migration are explained well; and are clearly appropriate to the proposed solution and to the case study; demonstrates critical thinking.

7 points

7 Points

Employee preparation and data migration are explained; are appropriate to the proposed solution and to the case study.

6 points

6 Points

Employee preparation and data migration are partially explained; and/or are somewhat appropriate to the proposed solution and/or case study.

0 points

0-5 Points

Employee preparation and data migration are not addressed and/or are not appropriate to the proposed solution and/or case study.

System Use & Maintenance10 points

9-10 Points

 

Users, their purposes and how they will be supported, and how the system will be maintained are fully explained and clearly aligned to the case study and the proposed solution;demonstrates sophisticated analysis, and critical thinking.

8 points

8 points 

Users, their purposes and how they will be supported, and how the system will be maintained are explained well and are aligned to the case study and the proposed solution;demonstrates analysis, and critical thinking.

7 points

7 points 

Users, their purposes and how they will be supported, and how the system will be maintained are explained. 

6 points

6 points 

Users, their purposes and how they will be supported, and how the system will be maintained are partially covered; and/or are somewhat appropriate for the solution and/or the case study.

0 points

0-5 points 

Users, their purposes and how they will be supported, and how the system will be maintained are not included; and/or are not appropriate to the proposed solution and/or the case study.

Conclusion10 points

9-10 Points

Well-written conclusion that provides a compelling call to action for Kelly and includes several benefits to be expected from the project; demonstrates sophisticated analysis and critical thinking.

8 points

8 Points

Good conclusion that provides some call to action for Kelly and includes benefits to be expected from the project; demonstrates analysis and critical thinking.

7 points

7 Points

Conclusion provides some benefits to be expected without a strong call to action.

6 points

6 Points

Conclusion lacks clear action and benefits; conclusion is inadequate or incomplete or irrelevant to the solution and/or the case study.

0 points

0-5 Points

Conclusion poorly addressed.

External Research10 points

9-10 Points

Two or more

external sources are appropriately incorporated and used effectively and includes vendor site for recommended solution. Sources used are relevant and timely and contribute to the analysis and support conclusions. References are listed and cited using APA style.

8 points

8 Points

At least one external resource is appropriately incorporated and used effectively and includes vendor site for recommended solution. Sources used are relevant and timely and contribute to the analysis and support conclusions. References are listed and cited using APA style.

7 points

7 Points

At least one external resource is used and properly incorporated. Reference is listed and cited using APA style.  Vendor site for recommended solution is used as a resource. 

6 points

6 Points

A source other than the textbook may be used, but is not properly incorporated or used, and/or is not effective or appropriate or vendor site not included; and/or does not follow APA style for references and citations.

0 points

0-5 Points

No external research incorporated; or reference listed is not cited within the text.

Report Format10 points

9-10 Points

Report is very well organized and is easy to read. An appropriate introduction sets the context including competitive strategy and business process being improved and what’s to come. Very few or no errors in sentence structure, grammar, and spelling; double-spaced, written to target audience and presented in a professional format. 

8 points

8 points

Report reflects effective organization; has few errors in sentence structure, grammar, and spelling; double-spaced, written to target audience and presented in a professional format. An appropriate introduction sets the context including competitive strategy and business process being improved and what’s to come. 

7 points

7 Points

Report has some organization; may have some errors in sentence structure, grammar and spelling. Report is double spaced and to target audience.  An introduction is provided.

6 points

6 Points

Report is not well organized, and/or contains several grammar and/or spelling errors; is not double-spaced and to target audience; and/or no introduction prov

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750-word report analyzing the staffing process of an organization where you may wish to be employed. The paper should critically analyze some issue(s) using the concepts, such as recruiting, placement, measurement, decision making, retention, etc. First identify the major issue(s) in the organization’s staffing process. Make sure the organization you select has sufficient information publicly available. Lack of information is not a valid excuse for an incomplete report.