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ERIC Number: EJ1164905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0017-8055
Why Education Practitioners and Stakeholders Should Care about Person Fit in Educational Assessments
Walker, A. Adrienne
Harvard Educational Review, v87 n3 p426-444 Fall 2017
In this article, A. Adrienne Walker introduces the concept of person fit to education stakeholders as a source of evidence to inform the trustworthiness of a test score for interpretation and use (validity). Person fit analyses are used in educational measurement research to explore the degree to which a person's test score can be interpreted as a reasonable estimate of her achievement level. Although much academic literature has been produced on person fit, the findings and implications of this research remain largely unknown to education stakeholders. Walker argues that the practice of using test scores based on misfitting response patterns is problematic, and by including individual person fit in quality procedures, assessment research, practice, and policy can improve the way educational assessments serve instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
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Language: English
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