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ERIC Number: ED185753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Technical Adequacy of Tests Used by Professionals in Simulated Decision Making.
Ysseldyke, James E.; And Others
Because a critical issue in current assessment efforts is the widespread use of technically inadequate tests, the study examined tests chosen by 159 school professionals during a computer simulation of placement decision making about potentially handicapped students. Chi square analysis showed technically adequate devices were chosen proportionately more often than technically inadequate devices when norms were considered. This differentiation was not found when adequacy was defined by validity and reliability. The author concluded that more emphasis is needed in training school professionals on the importance of technically adequate assessment devices. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. for Research on Learning Disabilities.
Note: See also EC 123 901-925.