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ERIC Number: EJ997474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0731-1745
Assessing a Critical Aspect of Construct Continuity when Test Specifications Change or Test Forms Deviate from Specifications
Liu, Jinghua; Dorans, Neil J.
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v32 n1 p15-22 Spr 2013
We make a distinction between two types of test changes: inevitable deviations from specifications versus planned modifications of specifications. We describe how score equity assessment (SEA) can be used as a tool to assess a critical aspect of construct continuity, the equivalence of scores, whenever planned changes are introduced to testing programs. We also report on how SEA can be used as a quality control check to evaluate whether tests developed to a static set of specifications remain within acceptable tolerance levels with respect to equatability. (Contains 7 notes.)
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