Wayne State University

Improve your test

​Our staff will provide you with your test results in addition to a LERTAP report. These reports are intended to give you information about ways to improve the accuracy of your exams. In the field of testing, many statistics have been developed to help you make your test harder without making it less accurate. These statistics can help you understand which items are difficult and which are easy, so that you can assess different levels of expertise in one exam. They can also help you to fine-tune your difficult items so that they assess higher levels of skill without confusing your stronger students.

The following resources are available to help you better use these reports:

  • LERTAP Manual: Chapters 1, 7, 8, 10 and 11 are relevant to faculty interested in improving their exams.
  • LERTAP Cheat Sheet (PDF): This summarizes the key statistics included in your reports from Scoring Services.