On Wednesday, October 28, at 13:00 (1:00 pm) London time, Paul Newton of Ofqual will present on the following topic: Validity: The Big Picture. In this presentation, Paul will attempt to explain the two major threats to validity—construct underrepresentation and construct-irrelevant variance—in terms that your grandmother could understand. He’ll introduce a metaphor, the signal processing metaphor, which helps us to understand how educational assessments are supposed to work; and, more importantly, how they can go wrong. This will provide a “big picture” perspective on threats to validity (which he’ll illustrate with some big pictures). The presentation will take place via Zoom. Members will receive a meeting invitation with the link. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Pitoniak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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