2023-2024 / PEDA4035-1

Construction and analysis of tests and questionnaires


30h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in education (120 ECTS)4 crédits 


Isabelle Demonty, Virginie Dupont, Doriane Jaegers

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Development of questions, scales and items measuring sociodemographics, socio-affective constructs and contextual variables in contextual questionnaires in education. In addition, an introduction to the development of cognitive tests will be provided.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The learning outcomes of this seminar are the following ones :

  • explore different frameworks for background questionnaires, non cognitive variables and cognitive domains;
  • reflect about an assessment framework; select skills, processes, contents and aspects to assess, develop questions and items in order to measure adequately constructs and domains;
  • know and apply the technical guidelines in order to build items and questionnaires;
  • collect accurately data and code the data in an appropriate way;
  • perform the appropriate analyses in order to check for the psychometric properties of the items and scales: alpha of Cronbach alpha, factorial analysis...;
  • interpret the analyses and draw the conclusions for reviewing the instruments;
  • write a report presenting the results of the tests and questionnaires.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Having succeeded the course Notions de statistiques de base (C. Monseur, bloc 0).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Theory and practical classes are closely linked. The approach is problem-based learning.
After two learning sessions, students have to build, analyse, revise items and questions for background questionnaires and cognitive items.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Mainly presential sessions.

Recommended or required readings

Extracts from textbooks in English and a synthesis in French will be available.

Examen écrit.

Work placement(s)

no internship

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Attendance to the sessions dedicated to practical activities is compulsory.


Isabelle Demonty

Virginie Dupont

Doriane Jaegers

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