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    Assessment: The need for reliability and validity

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    In regard to classroom assessments what is more important: validity or reliability? Why is one more important that the other or is it?

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    Validity and reliability are just as important in a good assessment. A reliable assessment is one which consistently achieves the same or similar goals with an individual or group of students. ...

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    When performing classroom assessments, educators must understand that validity and reliability are just as important. The following solution defines both types of assessments and explains the need for both.