Sources of Error in Assessment
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Sources of Error in Assessment

Learn about various sources of error in assessment, including factors that influence test performance and error variance. Understand how assessors, measuring instruments, and random chance can contribute to measurement error.

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What is the main issue with how people could present themselves in the text?

They could present themselves as capable regardless of their actual background or credentials

What is the main issue with how teachers and school administrators could place children in special classes according to the text?

They could only place children in special classes based on their own beliefs, not documented reasons

What is a key element of a 'good test'?

Both reliability and validity

What is a key consideration for a 'good test' according to the text?

<p>The test must yield results that ultimately benefit the individual test-taker or society</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the text as a key consideration for evaluating the validity of a test?

<p>Whether the test measures the opposite of the targeted construct</p> Signup and view all the answers

What does the text state is necessary, but not sufficient, for a 'good test'?

<p>Reliability</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main purpose of estimating measurement error?

<p>To put limits on how confident we can be in our test score interpretation</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the relationship between affirmative action programs and fairness-related problems in testing and assessment?

<p>Affirmative action programs are more political than psychometric in nature</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main message conveyed in the statement "Grades do not define me"?

<p>Individuals should not be defined by their performance on tests and assessments</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary source of error variance in assessment, according to the text?

<p>Random chance and matter of chance</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main benefit of testing and assessment to society, according to the text?

<p>A world without tests would be chaotic</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the primary purpose of ethical guidelines in testing and assessment, according to the text?

<p>To identify and reform unfair and biased assessment procedures</p> Signup and view all the answers

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