Can Performance-Based Student Assessments Be Psychometrically Sound?
by Robert L. Linn & Eva L. Baker - 1996
Because validity depends on the uses and interpretations of assessment results, which are in turn shaped by the assessment purposes, it is important to begin with some consideration of the purposes that are envisioned for performance-based assessments. Therefore, we begin with a brief description of some of the primary reasons for the introduction of performance-based assessment. The characteristics of performance-based measures also are briefly described to provide a context for the discussion of the psychometric issues.
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