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Bonnie Basher ESL-433N January 18, 2019 Amy Southwick Evaluating and Selecting Assessments When it comes to evaluating assessments, there are many important aspects that teachers can look at. Some of the things are: feedback, feasibility, tasks, reliability, validity, and participation. The two that are feel are of particular importance are reliability and validity. Reliability and validity are two notions that are vital for interpreting and measuring bias and imbalance. “Reliability refers to the extent to which assessments are consistent. “Validity refers to the accuracy of an assessment, whether or not it measures what it is supposed to measure.” (Shillingburg, 2016) The most significant aspect in test development is to be sure that an assessment has been created that will permit a person to make the proper inferences concerning a child’s achievement in a content area. This requires a teacher to start with a direct statement about the preferred interpretations and uses of the assessment. Validity refers to the level in which documentation
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