ERIC Number: ED438309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-27
A Brief History of the Evolution of Views of the Nature of Score Validity.
Marsh, S. Neil
This paper explores the historical evolution of views of score validity beginning with J. Guilford (1946) and ending with the writings of L. Cronbach (1989), S. Messick (1989), M. Kane (1992), P. Moss (1992), and L. Shepard (1993). Current treatments of validity have emphasized that it is the inferences made from scores, and not tests, that are valid (L. Wilkinson and the American Psychological Association Task Force on Statistical Inference, 1999). Recent treatments have increasingly emphasized the importance of considering falsification in evaluating validity. (Contains 15 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Inferences, Psychometrics, Scores, Validity
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association (Dallas, TX, January 27-29, 2000).