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ERIC Number: ED380501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Standards-Based Score Interpretation: Establishing Valid Grounds for Valid Inferences. Research Report.
Messick, Samuel
The construct validity of content standards is addressed in terms of their representative coverage of a construct domain and their alignment with the students' cognitive level of developing expertise in the subject matter. The construct validity of performance standards is addressed in terms of the extent to which they reflect increasing levels of construct complexity as opposed to construct-irrelevant difficulty. Also critical is the extent to which performance standards characterize the knowledge and skills operative at each level both to accredit specific accomplishment and to serve as goals for further learning. All of this depends on construct-valid assessment attuned to the content standards and the development of dependable scoring rubrics and measurement scales for representing the performance standards. (Contains 29 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A