Standards for High-Stakes Testing

Standards for High-Stakes Testing
  • American Educational Research Association, American Psychological Association, & National Council on Measurement in Education (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: Author.
    • The Standards provides guidelines/responsibilities but is not prescriptive in how to achieve them
  • ASTM Language Proficiency Testing Standards. (ASTM International, known until 2001 as the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), is an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services)
  • Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures
  • Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures
Defining Validity of an assessment:
Validity refers to the degree to which evidence and theory support the interpretations of test scores entailed by proposed uses of tests. (Standards, pg. 9)

Defining Reliability of an assessment:
Reliability refers to the consistency of measurements when the testing procedure is repeated on a population of individuals or groups. (Standards, pg. 25)

ASLPI is rater-based assessment. Therefore, the ASLPI interviewers must be skilled and strongly focused on the construct being measured throughout the interview process.