Meaning and Values in Test Validation: The Science and Ethics of Assessment

@article{Messick1989MeaningAV,
  title={Meaning and Values in Test Validation: The Science and Ethics of Assessment},
  author={Samuel J. Messick},
  journal={Educational Researcher},
  year={1989},
  volume={18},
  pages={11 - 5}
}
  • S. Messick
  • Published 1 March 1989
  • Psychology
  • Educational Researcher
Because both score meaning and the value implications of scores as a basis for action are central issues in test validation, a unified view of validity is required that comprehends both the scientific and the ethical underpinnings of test interpretation and use. This unified concept of validity integrates considerations of content, criteria, and consequences into a construct framework for testing rational hypotheses about theoretically relevant relationships, including those of an applied as… 

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