ERIC Number: EJ782086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 17
Construct Validity: A Universal Validity System or Just Another Test Evaluation Procedure?
Embretson, Susan E.
Educational Researcher, v36 n8 p449-455 2007
Lissitz and Samuelsen (2007) have proposed a framework that seemingly deems construct validity evidence irrelevant to supporting educational test meaning. The author of this article agrees with Lissitz and Samuelsen that internal evidence establishes test meaning, but she argues that construct validity need not be removed from the validity sphere. In fact, she argues that doing so could have an adverse impact on the quality of educational tests. She proposes a universal system for construct validity to illustrate how diverse evidence is relevant to claims about measuring examinees' knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies even when test specifications provide a major source of evidence. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table and 2 notes.)
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Test Validity, Evaluation Methods, Test Construction, Student Evaluation, Testing, Evaluation Research, Scoring
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