ERIC Number: EJ1112594
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
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How Developments in Psychology and Technology Challenge Validity Argumentation
Mislevy, Robert J.
Journal of Educational Measurement, v53 n3 p265-292 Fall 2016
Validity is the sine qua non of properties of educational assessment. While a theory of validity and a practical framework for validation has emerged over the past decades, most of the discussion has addressed familiar forms of assessment and psychological framings. Advances in digital technologies and in cognitive and social psychology have expanded the range of purposes, targets of inference, contexts of use, forms of activity, and sources of evidence we now see in educational assessment. This article discusses some of these developments and how concepts and representations that are employed to design and use assessments, hence to frame validity arguments, can be extended accordingly. Ideas are illustrated with a variety of examples, with an emphasis on assessment in higher education.
Descriptors: Test Validity, Technology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology, Educational Assessment, Test Construction, Test Use, Higher Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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