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The Need for a Principled Approach for Examining Indirect Effects of Test Use

Lane, Suzanne

Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2013, Vol.11(1-2), p.44 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    The Need for a Principled Approach for Examining Indirect Effects of Test Use
  • Author/Creator: Lane, Suzanne
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Educational Testing ; Test Use ; Test Results ; Test Validity ; Social Sciences (General)
  • Is Part Of: Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2013, Vol.11(1-2), p.44
  • Description: In Shepard's (1997) discussion on the importance of test use and consequences in a validity argument for educational assessments, she reflected on Cronbach and Meehl's (1955) perspective on the role of test developers in providing consequential evidence. In the following year, a special issue in "Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice" tackled the difficult question of where the responsibility lies for investigating consequences of state assessment and accountability systems (Yen, 1998) and provided a framework for collecting such evidence (Lane, Parke, & Stone, 1998). In Kane's (2006) seminal chapter on validation, he also maintained that the test developer is responsible for collecting evidence for the intended uses of tests and that the test users, "those who make the policy decision to use a test for some purpose," have an obligation to be involved in the examination of the consequences for that purpose as well as collecting evidence for uses of tests that are not...
  • Identifier: ISSN: 1536-6367 ; E-ISSN: 1536-6359 ; DOI: 10.1080/15366367.2013.784162