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Re: the Underground of "Professional" writing assessment graders



Susan,

But, of course a test cannot be valid unless it is first of all reliable.

There are plenty of valid NRT/MC tests. Few constructed response tests can
be valid because they lack the necessary quality of reliability.

George K. Cunningham
University of Louisville

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> Subject: Re: the Underground of "Professional" writing assessment
> graders
>
>
> > but no one with even a minimal understanding of measurement and
> > reliability would seriously try to assert that
> constructed-response items
> > are more reliable than multiple-choice items.
> >
> > George K. Cunningham
> The Learning Record is extremely reliable. But then, reliability is
> trivial in comparison to validity, which no NRT, multiple choice test
> has. Neither construct nor consequential.
> Susan
>
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