Accession Number:

ADA291474

Title:

Evidence and Inference in Educational Assessment.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

EDUCATIONAL TESTING SERVICE PRINCETON NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

Educational assessment concerns inference about students knowledge, skills, and accomplishments. Because data are never so comprehensive and unequivocal as to ensure certitude, test theory evolved in part to address questions of weight, coverage, and import of data. The resulting concepts and techniques can be viewed as applications of more general principles for inference in the presence of uncertainty. Issues of evidence and inference in educational assessment are discussed from this perspective. AN

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE