Measures of Validity

Measures of Validity

A college uses a particular admissions test, which has well documented predictive validity. However, members of a particular minority group tend to score low on this admission test. Some students who have been denied admission based on their test scores are criticizing the school for using a biased test. What steps need to be taken prior to making the conclusion the test is “biased” in the psychometric sense? How can a determination be made regarding whether or not the test is being used in a fair and equitable manner? What other measures of validity would you need as evidence to support the continuation or discontinuation of this admission test?

Include reference from: Miller, L. A., Lovler, R. L.  (2016). Foundations of psychological testing: A practical approach, 5th Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.

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