ERIC Number: ED206666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Psychometric and Pedagogical Validity in Large Scale Assessments of Oral Communication Skills.
Rubin, Donald L.
Due to the recent Federal redefinition of "basic skills," large scale assessments of speaking and listening proficiencies will proliferate. In planning assessment procedures, educators must be sensitive not only to psychometric validity, but also to pedagogical validity: the effects of testing on curricular content and instructional strategies. Validity judgments are particular to procedures and user values. But ramifications of assessment characteristics of both types of validity can be identified. These characteristics include: (1) direct measures; (2) pure measures; (3) culturally pluralistic measures; and (4) contextually diverse measures. An illustrative measurement procedure is described. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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