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This workshop focuses on the application of knowledge pertaining to the basics of psychological test development. Specifically, an overview of testing, its ethics, and the five phases of test development will be tackled through interactive lecture and hands-on experience. By the end of this workshop, participants are expected to demonstrate skills in documentary analysis, item construction, item analysis, and item revision.

At the end of the workshop, the participants are expected to:

  1. develop their synthesizing skills in conceptualizing a psychological construct and its specific facets;
  2. develop their creativity in constructing sound test items that are representative of the construct, are free from gender and culture bias, and are clear and comprehensible;
  3. develop their analytical skills in examining the quality of test items based on established standards in test development;
  4. develop their ethical sensitivity in the practice of test development and test usage; and
  5. develop their multi-cultural responsiveness in understanding and appreciating the influence of personal beliefs, emotions, and cultural differences in writing test items and developing an entire test.

  1. Overview of Testing
    • Importance of Testing
    • Characteristics of a Good test
    • What a Test Cannot Do
    • Ethical Consideration in Testing
  2. Test Conceptualization
    • Preliminary Questions to Ask in Creating a Test
    • Review of Related Literature
    • How to Conduct Documentary Analysis
  3. Reliability and Validity Coefficients
    • Reliability Estimates
    • Types of Validity
  4. Test Construction
    • Different Test Formats
    • How to Write Good Test Items
    • Preliminary Validation of Test Items
  5. Test Usage, Test Development, and Common Issues in Testing
  6. Test Tryout
    • Data Gathering Process
    • Test Administration Guidelines
    • How Many Respondents are Needed
  7. Item Analysis and Reliability Analysis
    • Statistical Data Analysis in Test Development
    • What the Indices Mean
  8. Test Revision
    • What Items to Keep, Revise, or Drop
    • How to Do Item Inspection and Revision
  9. What to do next after arriving at the Final Form?
  10. Case Presentations
    • Abstract Reasoning Assessment
    • Profiles Ethics Oriented Personality Assessment
    • Counterproductive Work Behavior
  11. Post-Assessment

The training is carried out through

  1. interactive lectures,
  2. activities,
  3. guided demonstration,
  4. return demonstration, and
  5. presentation of actual assessments.

Ms. Donna LiburonMary Donnavel Libron-Buloron, PhD (Cand.), RPm a licensed psychometrician with a master’s degree in guidance and counseling. She is now working on her PhD in social psychology.

Her career experience is a mix of academe and industry practice:

After graduating cum laude from the University of the Philippines–Cebu, Donnavel, who took up psychology, worked as a talent development officer at an HR consulting firm in the city.

There, she handled various training programs and organizational-development projects, honing her skills in training-outline creation, training implementation, and organizational assessment.

She went on to become the training officer of one of the city’s renowned non-government organizations.

As a training officer, she was responsible for setting up the organization’s training unit and overseeing the full training cycle, from planning to implementation and evaluation.

She was also responsible for creating the organization’s competency-based training, performance-management system, and succession planning.

Looking for opportunities outside the HR industry, she took a teaching job in one of Cebu’s prestigious colleges.

Donnavel has been teaching major subjects in psychology—such as psychological testing and assessment, social psychology, and experimental psychology—for the past nine years.

She has also been advising research projects and writing research articles for the college department’s journal.

While teaching, Donnavel ranked third in the 2015 psychometrician board examination nationwide. In the same year, she became the college’s guidance personnel.

Donnavel served as the psychology program head for the school year 2020–2021.

Aside from her academic career, she works as an associate consultant and facilitator at People Dynamics Inc.

In this role of Donnavel, she helps develop training modules and leadership assessment tools, among others.

She also manages several consulting and research projects for the clients of the said organization.

Joseph C. Francisco, RPsy, RPm, CSAP, CSCP

He is a highly experienced professional in the field of industrial psychological testing with over 10 years of experience. He is adept in assessing individuals through thorough psychological evaluation and assessments. He manages and leads projects involving test developments, HR consulting, clinical evaluations, and other related services.

  • Certified Specialist in Assessment Psychology and in Clinical Psychology.
  • He is also a Certified CHED General Education Trainer for ‘Understanding the


  • A member of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP), Philippine

Mental Health Association, and Philippine Measurement & Evaluation


He is currently the designated Research and Development Director at Profiles Asia

Pacific, Inc. and a Research Consultant at National Council for Children’s Television.

Dr. John Kliatchko

John Kliatchko, PhD, RPsy

John Manuel R. Kliatchko holds a PhD in social psychology from the University of the Philippines. He is a registered psychologist.

He is presently the chair for interdisciplinary studies at the University of Santo Tomas, where he is also the coordinator for the behavioral science program. He also handles graduate courses at the University of Santo Tomas Graduate School.

He teaches courses in psychological assessment, statistics for behavioral science, and advanced research methods.

He is a member of the Commission on Higher Education Regional Quality Assessment Team for Psychology programs in the National Capital Region and Region 4.

He is an HR/OD consultant, test developer, and peer reviewer for many local and foreign journals.

He served as the dean of the College Department of Don Bosco Technical College from 2011 to 2015.

People Dynamics is an accredited Learning and Development Institution by Profiles International, LLC., Wiley, Genos International, Civil Service Commission, and the Professional Regulation Commission.


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