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Issues of Validity in High-Stakes Testing

Abstract Responsible test use requires validation \u2014 the process of collecting evidence to support the inferences drawn from test scores. In high-stakes testing contexts, the need for validation is especially great; the far-reaching nature of high-stakes testing affects the educational, professional, and financial futures of stakeholders. The Standards for Educational and Psychological Measurement (AERA et al., 2014) offers specific guidance in developing and implementing tests. Still, concerns exist over the extent to which test developers and users of high-stakes tests are making valid inferences from test scores. This paper explores the current state of high-stakes educational testing and the validity issues surrounding it. Drawing on measure... (more)
Created Date 2016-05
Contributor Kasten, Justin Daniel (Author) / Zheng, Yi (Thesis Director) / Pivovarova, Margarita (Committee Member) / School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences / Department of Economics / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Measurement / Validity / Psychometrics / High Stakes / Testing
Series Academic Year 2015-2016
Type Text
Extent 49 pages
Language English
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Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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