ERIC Number: ED469750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Multidimensional Validity Revisited: A Multidimensional Approach to Achievement Validation. CSE Technical Report.
Shavelson, Richard J.; Lau, Shun
Richard E. Snow, working from his new aptitude theory, advocated a multidimensional approach to validating the construct of academic achievement. This report briefly describes Snows recommended approach and then summarizes new evidence from recent studies in terms of three related themes: (1) multidimensionality of science achievement; (2) transaction between achievement and situations; and (3) multidimensional approach to construct validity. Overall, studies in this series established the predictive validity of several key motivational constructs for science achievement, demonstrated how the relations between these constructs and achievement varies as a function of reasoning dimensions and assessment, and suggested how alternative assessment methods (constructed response and performance assessments) shed light on the notion of multidimensional validity. (Contains 12 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Alternative Assessment, Aptitude, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Achievement, Student Motivation, Validity
UCLA/Center for the Study of Evaluation, 3-1 GSE&IS, Box 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522 ($4.50). Tel: 310-206-1532. For full text: http://www.cse.ucla.edu/CRESST/Reports/TR574.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for the Study of Evaluation.; Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing, Los Angeles, CA.