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  1. Contemporary validity theory and the assessment context in England

    Authors: 
    Neil Stringer

    The concept of validity developed considerably during the last half of the twentieth century, from essentially meaning that 'a test measures what it says it measures', through multiple types of validity - content, criterion, and construct - to a multifaceted but essentially unitary concept of constr...

  2. Constructing validity arguments for test combinations

    Authors: 
    Saskia Wools, Theo Eggen and Anton Béguin

    The argument-based approach to validation has been widely adopted in validation theory. However, this approach aims to validate the intended interpretation and use of a single test or assessment. This article proposes an extension of the argument-based approach for validation of multiple tests....

  3. Strictly statistics

    Authors: 
    Anne Pinot de Moira and Kate Kelly

    The science and statistics behind examinations is not widely publicised or understood. This is, at least in part, due to the dry, complex and often esoteric nature of the topic. But a lack of transparency may lead to a lack of trust, and the grades students receive have limited value without trust....

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