I . BASIS OF VALIDITY

  • A. Has a job analysis been conducted?
  • B. Does the job analysis study appear valid? That is, is it based upon a survey or focus group? If a survey, does the instrument construction process depend upon the advice of subject matter experts (SMEs)? Is the sampling adequate? Is the response rate adequate? If a focus group, do the SMEs appear to have backgrounds appropriate to the decisions they were asked to make?
  • C. Does the job analysis include specific detailed activities required for competent performance in the occupation or profession?
  • D. Have test specifications been developed that reflect the results of the job analysis?
  • E. Is a logical weighting of the content areas reflected in the specifications?
  • F. Does the selected test format reflect the results of the job analysis?