Construct Validity and Criterion-Referenced Testing

  title={Construct Validity and Criterion-Referenced Testing},
  author={Edward H. Haertel},
  journal={Review of Educational Research},
  pages={23 - 46}
Construct validation is as important for the measurement of school outcomes as of constructs in personality or human abilities. A multifaceted inquiry is called for, bringing both psychological theory and empirical findings to bear upon the meaning of achievement test performance. It is proposed that achievement constructs be described in both psychological and behavioral terms, and this procedure is illustrated for the construct of functional literacy. Psychological models of specific skills… 
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