Test development is a lengthy and rigorous process. There is no shortcut to create tests that are valid, reliable, and fair. The process of test development needs to be meticulously followed to ensure that a test is valid and reliable. Validity is the ability of the test to measure what it is intended to measure, i.e., the degree to which evidence and theory support the interpretations of test scores for proposed uses of tests. Reliability relates to interpretations of test scores, which should depend on assumptions that individuals and groups exhibit some degree of consistency in their scores across independent administrations of the testing procedure.
That is why QUTC’s teamwork consists of many professionals —psychometricians, test reviewers, editors, instructors, and specialists in the subject or skill – who work together to develop standardized tests. The process requires that we go through multiple rigorous reviews, and meet the highest standards for quality and fairness in the testing industry.