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ERIC Number: EJ1023954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1062-7197
Psychometric and Evidentiary Advances, Opportunities, and Challenges for Simulation-Based Assessment
Levy, Roy
Educational Assessment, v18 n3 p182-207 2013
This article characterizes the advances, opportunities, and challenges for psychometrics of simulation-based assessments through a lens that views assessment as evidentiary reasoning. Simulation-based tasks offer the prospect for student experiences that differ from traditional assessment. Such tasks may be used to support evidentiary arguments that differ considerably from those typical in assessment. These novel assessment arguments are richer or more nuanced than those commonly used in terms of the targeted inferences about students, the evidence that facilitates those inferences, and the tasks that allow for the collection of such evidence. Driving principles of assessment are reviewed, and their implications for specifying student, task, and evidence models for simulation-based assessments are described. Potential pitfalls in these and related aspects of the assessment development process are described. Strategies for solutions to some of the more imminent challenges to psychometrics for simulations are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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