Validity Argument References and Suggested Readings

Articles:

Anastasi, A. (1986). Evolving concepts of test validation. Annual Reviews of Psychology, 37, 1–15.

Haertel, E. H. (1999). Validity arguments for high-stakes testing: In search of the evidence. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 18, 4, 5–9.

Kane, M. (2001). Current concerns in validity theory. Journal of Educational Measurement, 38, 319-342.

Kane, M. (2004). Certification testing as an illustration of argument-based validation. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research & Perspective, 2 (3), 135–170

Marion, S. F. & Pellegrino, J. W. (2006). A validity framework for evaluating the technical quality of alternate assessments. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 25, 4, 47-57.

Ryan, K. (2002). Assessment validation in the context of high stakes assessments. Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 21(1), 7-15.

Books:

Chapelle, C., Enright, M., & Jamieson, J. (Eds.) (2008). Building a Validity Argument for the Test of English as a Foreign Language. New York, NY: Routledge.

Cronbach, L. J. (1971). Test validation. In R. L. Thorndike (Ed.), Educational Measurement (2nd ed., pp. 443–507). Washington, DC: American Council on Education.

Kane, M. (2006). Validity. In R. L. Linn (Ed.), Educational Measurement (4th ed., pp. 17–64). New York: American Council on Education, Macmillan Publishing.

Lazaraton, A. (2002). A qualitative approach to the validation of oral language tests. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Messick, S. (1989). Validity. In R. L. Linn (Ed.), Educational Measurement (3rd ed., pp. 13–103). New York: American Council on Education, Macmillan Publishing.

Shepard, L. A. (1993). Evaluating test validity. In L. Darling-Hammond (Ed.), Review of Research in Education, 19, 405–450.

Web Resources:

Lane, S. (1999). Validity evidence for assessment. Presented at the Reidy Interactive Lecture Series. Available for download at www.nciea.org.

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