Beyond Messick: responsible design criteria for South African language tests

Albert WeidemanThe current debates in South Africa about standardisation and equivalence can be deepened if we examine ways of going beyond conventional notions of validation and validity, and take responsible design criteria to constitute the overriding conditions for the development of assessment instruments, Albert Weideman, ICELDA’s CEO said at the recent Umalusi Conference in Johannesburg. Umalusi is the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training in South Africa. You can read his paper, titled Validation and validity beyond Messickby clicking the link.



Originally posted on 20 May 2012.