The below table provides a broad overview of the test review process.
The below provides an overview of the test review process for successful or unsuccessful submissions.
Key Principles for review criteria
- Clear, transparent and openly available
- Objective and easy to use for ratings
- Specify minimum standard for certification
- Provide clear guidelines to encourage developers to strive for excellence
- Allow for contextualisation to be done relevant to application of test (i.e., not only insist on South African population norm as a standard).
- Only categories deemed critical to determine the psychometric quality of the instrument are rated
- Covers materials to be included in submission
- Basic content to be included in the manual:
- Description of development of the test
- Description of test, scales, items, rating scales
- Administration, scoring, and interpretation procedures
- Sufficient evidence to be able to review psychometric properties
Review of the measure
- Reliability information
- Covers most types of reliability coefficients
- Validity information
- Content validity (for SJTs, ACs, Interviews, etc)
- Construct validity
- Criterion-related validity
- Domain-based and Criterion-based