One common question faced by teachers and school administrators is whether to use a ready-made test, make some small changes, or to build completely new tests. In order to make the right decision, we need to consider practical as well as theoretical issues. Chapter 2 in Brown will provide you with information on what to consider when you make such decisions.
Before you read, think about your own situation. Do you always use ready-made tests for important testing events, and if so, what kind? Or do you sometimes adopt, or develop new tests? And how do you decide what to change? What criteria do you use in developing new tests?