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Re: Validity in Research
Fri Sep 5, 2014 19:48

I enjoyed your post. I do think that validity is an interesting point. I have witnessed several teachers giving the same assessment and coming up with really surprising and varying results. The results were surprising because I had worked with most of the students being tested. I knew which of my kids were "lower" (for lack of a better word.) Those kids didn't test lower when the assessment was given by their classroom teachers. Each of these teachers were excellent, well respected teachers but the bottom line was that they deciphered their students answers differently than their fellow teachers.

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    • Re: Validity in Research - Anonymous, Fri Sep 5 19:48
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        Whoops! I didn't realize I wasn't logged in. That last comment was from me. Jessica
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