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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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 95, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 97 Number 5, 1996, p. 84-103
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18790, Date Accessed: 11/20/2019 7:10:51 PM

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