The Meaning of Validity in the New Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing: Implications for Measurement Courses

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  • The treatment of validity in the newest edition of Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing (Standards; American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education, 1999) is quite different from coverage in earlier editions of the Standards and in most measurement textbooks. The view of validity in the 1999 Standards is discussed, and suggestions for instructors of measurement courses are offered.