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Research and analysis

Validity and validation research

Research by Ofqual and QCA on the validity of assessment.

Documents

Evaluating assessment systems (Newton, 2007)

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A validation framework for work-based observational assessment in vocational qualifications (Curcin, Boyle, May & Rahman, 2014)

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Validation of vocational qualifications (AlphaPlus, 2014)

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Details

Validity is about whether exam results are an accurate measure of what a qualification tests: what students know and can do.