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Inteligence Test Reliability

Can you help me think about factors you might consider and steps you might take to ensure reliability of an intelligence test and why these factors and steps are important?


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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. In this particular problem, you are being asked to list the factors that you believe would ensure reliability of a test that, in this scenario, you are to create. How should you do it? To get this done, you really have to plan out a test, and at the very least, a subject of study, topic and purpose for the test. Are you to assess intelligence on general terms or are you to assess intelligence on specific subjects (as in the case of creating a test for a particular subject for grading in a discipline for high school students)? If you have decided on this (make sure that it is your speciality), then you would have a basis, framework and purpose for the test which should guide you in planning out a test design for reliability. To answer this question, I believe that you need a guide like so:

1. About your test - set out what it is about, its purpose and the audience it applies to
2. The factors you will consider to make it reliable - The idea is to focus on the most basic elements and expand on them
3. Sample of a reliable item on your test using these factors (from 2)

As can be seen below, I have chosen a particular subject to base the pretend test on, which of course will be a familiar concept to you. If needed, you can expand on this idea should your professor ask you to create a far longer and more comprehensive test. You can use the listed resources to expand on the ideas here. Good luck with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise on the topic of ensuring test reliability of intelligence assessments. Factors and steps that contribute to ensure test reliability are discussed and exemplified. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.