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ERIC Number: ED403301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 20
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The Treatment of Score Reliability and Validity in the New ANSI-Approved Program Evaluation Standards.
Thompson, Bruce
The program evaluation standards approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 1994 that deal with reliability and validity accurately represent contemporary views of the psychometric community with regard to reliability and validity. As such, these standards move the field forward. The ANSI standards recognize that reliability is a characteristic of the scores or of the data in hand, rather than being a characteristic of the test. It is also essential to recognize, as the ANSI standards do, that it is the inferences that are made from scores, rather than the test, that are valid. It is to be hoped that the next edition of the standards developed by the American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, and the National Council on Measurement in Education will provide approximately the same treatment of reliability and validity. An appendix gives a suggested addition to the 1996 standards. (Contains 31 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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