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Validity of Educational Assessments in Chile and Latin America

Editors: Manzi Astudillo, Jorge Manuel, Garcia, Maria Rosa, Taut, Sandy (Eds.)

  • Analyses conceptual framework for validity and validation studies considering the international testing standards
  • Illustrates applications of validation studies in different educational contexts
  • Presents innovative coverage of different facets of the validation of educational tests
  • Integrates and illustrates technical aspects of psychometrics with the concept of validity
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About this book

This edited volume presents a systematic analysis of conceptual, methodological and applied aspects related to the validation of educational tests used in Latin American countries. Inspired by international standards on educational measurement and evaluation, this book illustrates efforts that have been made in several countries to validate different types of educational assessments, including student learning assessments, measurements of non-cognitive aspects in students, teacher evaluations, and tests for certification and selection. It gathers the experience of validity studies from the main international assessments in Latin America (PISA, TIMSS, ERCE, and ICCS). Additionally, it shows the challenges that must be taken into account when evaluations are used to compare countries, groups or trends of achievement over time. The book builds on the premise that measurements in the educational field should not be used if there are no studies that support the validity of the interpretation of their scores, or the use made of such tests. It shows that, despite the recognition given to validity, relatively few educational measurement assessments have accumulated enough evidence to support their interpretation and use. In doing so, this volume increases awareness about the relevance of validity, especially when assessments are key component of educational policies.


About the authors

Jorge Manzi, Doctor of Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, United States and a psychologist at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He is currently a full time professor at the School of Psychology of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, where he also directs the UC MIDE Measurement Center (one of the leading institutions in the field of educational measurement in Latin America). His areas of specialization are educational measurement, social psychology and political psychology.

María Rosa García, Master of Psychology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Psychologist of the same university. She is currently working at the MIDE UC Measurement Center. She has done consulting and teaching mainly on topics related to the construction and validation of measuring instruments, and the evaluation of learning.

Sandy Taut, Doctor in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, United States, and Psychologist from the University of Cologne, Germany. Currently she is Deputy Head at Educational Quality Agency, Ministry of Education, State of Bavaria, Germany. She has worked and researched internationally on issues related to educational evaluation, teaching, instructional and school quality, and validation of measurement and evaluation systems.


Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Manzi, Jorge (et al.)

  • Is Validation a Luxury or an Indispensable Asset for Educational Assessment Systems?

    Pages 17-34

    Taut, Sandy (et al.)

  • How to Ensure the Validity of National Learning Assessments? Priority Criteria for Latin America and the Caribbean

    Pages 37-67

    Ramírez, María José (et al.)

  • Contemporary Practices in the Curricular Validation of National Learning Assessments in Latin America: A Comparative Study of Cases from Chile, Mexico, and Peru

    Pages 69-92

    Valverde, Gilbert A. (et al.)

  • Learning Progress Assessment System, SEPA: Evidence of Its Reliability and Validity

    Pages 93-116

    Abarzúa, Andrea (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Validity of Educational Assessments in Chile and Latin America
Editors
  • Jorge Manuel Manzi Astudillo
  • Maria Rosa Garcia
  • Sandy Taut
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-78390-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-78390-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-78389-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 456
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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