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Pretesting Questions on Aptitude Tests

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What is the importance of pretesting questions and instruments of an aptitude test? What are risks of not doing this? Provide an example.

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This solution highlights the importance of pretesting aptitude tests before implementing them. Additionally, the solution outlines what the risks of not pretesting are, including several examples to help illustrate the subject.

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Pretesting questions and instruments is important for gaining a statistical picture of the difficulty of these questions. For example, on tests such as the GRE or SAT, creators need to ensure that each test is as hard (or as easy) as any other test. There will be some questions that 60-70% of test-takers will get correct (case 1). There will be other questions that only ...

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