Tuesday, October 5, 2021
2:00 – 4:00 PM (PDT) in BWW 1212 and Zoom
Defining constructs is fundamental in measurement theory and practice. When subgroup results prove to be sensitive to the inclusion or exclusion of elements of knowledge and/or skills in the construct, careful attention to principles of fairness and construct validation is warranted. We examine and invite discussion of these issues and discuss how they arise in practical test development contexts. Data from secondary school end-of-course exams in STEM are examined and illuminate the challenges.