Duration: 4 hours
Description: Validity is perhaps the key quality issue for the Regulator, and we think it is likely that there will soon be new requirements on awarding organisations to show how they ensure qualifications are valid.
But this is a notoriously difficult area. How do you know your assessments are valid, and how can you prove it? What makes a good assessment (test, portfolio, etc.)? And how can you predict and/or measure whether a particular assessment is good or not?
This session introduces participants to the concepts of validity and maps its main features. It gives due consideration to a complex topic, whilst providing participants with clear practical ideas to use in their professional work.
This unit is often delivered alongside the reliability unit.
- rating the validity of assessment types
- Considering the type of validity evidence that a good qualification could provide (based on Ofqual’s argument-based framework)
- considering the concepts of validity and reliability taken together
- how practical validity measures can be used to introduce transparency and increase confidence in assessment performance
Typical Task - Working with own assessments to define and use appropriate validity measures.