test specifications

Test Specifications

Test specifications provide a descriptive outline of a test and can include information about the construct measured, the format and structure of a test, the number of items, and other information as needed. In this week’s Learning Resources, there is a Test Specifications Template that you should now complete for your proposed Final Project. This template will help guide you through determining the specifications for your test. There is also a completed template that you may look at as a reference.

The Assignment (1–2 pages)

By Day 7, submit completed test specifications for your Final Project test using the Test Specifications Template provided in this week’s Resources.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.


  • Anastasi, A., & Urbina, S. (1997). Psychological testing (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
    • Chapter 3, “Norms and the Meaning of Test Scores” (pp. 49–54)
  • Cohen, J. (1990). Things I have learned (so far). American Psychologist, 45(12), 1304–1312.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • Document: Test Specifications Template

    Note: You will use this template to complete this week’s Assignment.

  • Document: Test Specifications Example (for reference)

    Note: You will use this template to complete this week’s Assignment.


  • Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010). Normal curve interactive. Baltimore, MD: Author.

    Note: If you are unable to view the above media piece due to a visual impairment, please contact the Director of Disability Services at Walden University. The concepts presented in this media piece are also described on page 50-52 of your text.

  • Laureate Education, Inc. (Executive Producer). (2010). Two tailed curve. Baltimore, MD: Author.

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