'Countless books have addressed validity, but this is the first volume to provide a comprehensive treatment of the evolution of validity theory in the last century and a framework for evaluating educational and psychological testing in the 21st century.'
Validity in Educational and Psychological Assessmentby Paul E Newton, Stuart D Shaw
Offering an in-depth study of validity, which forms an important part of education assessment, this book addresses complex concepts in a straightforward manner, while guiding the reader through the evolution of validity from the 19th century to the present day.See more details below
Offering an in-depth study of validity, which forms an important part of education assessment, this book addresses complex concepts in a straightforward manner, while guiding the reader through the evolution of validity from the 19th century to the present day.
'In this groundbreaking book, Newton and Shaw show how the "consensus" view of validity—that validity is not a property of tests, but of inferences made on the basis of the evidence they elicit—was at best rather shallow. Notably, the "consensus" view leaves unresolved important tensions between those who see validation as a never-ending process (e.g., Cronbach, Messick) and those who understand the needs of those who produce assessments to be able to say that they have undertaken necessary due diligence to attest to the quality of assessments (e.g., Ebel, Kane). As well as providing an excellent, scholarly review of the history of the idea of validity, Newton and Shaw show how a modified version of Messick's facet model of validity can produce a rigorously grounded, and yet practical, approach to assuring the quality of educational and psychological assessments. Every serious scholar of assessment should read this book.'
'At last - a scholarly and well-argued book that means validity, the key concept in any assessment, is no longer an essentially American debate. Its scope, logic and clarity will quickly make it the standard international text.'
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