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Establishing the Content Validity of Tests Designed to Serve Multiple Purposes: Bridging Secondary-Postsecondary Mathematics

Apr 1990

Leigh Burstein, Pamela Aschbacher, Zheng Chen and Li Lin

This report presents an analysis of the content validity of a series of secondary school mathematics tests. Our purpose in conducting this analysis was to improve our understanding of what it means to validate a subject matter test designed to serve several purposes demanded by educational reform, such as program monitoring, accountability, and instructional improvement.

Burstein, L., Aschbacher, P., Chen, Z., & Lin, L. (1990). Establishing the content validity of tests designed to serve multiple purposes: Bridging secondarypostsecondary mathematics (CSE Report 313). Los Angeles: University of California, Los Angeles, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).