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moral principles in the process of designing and administering assessments

How might one maintain veracity and moral principles in the process of designing and administering assessments?

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It is important for educators to maintain veracity and moral principles in the process of designing and administering assessments. It is often difficult to eliminate bias for instance when assessing student performance and tasks, as a teacher will normally need to measure the same constructs and the same meaning for different populations. The problem is that bias may invalidate conclusions about target constructs due to irrelevant, non-target constructs that may affect student performance differently for different students. These irrelevant non-target constructs may include characteristics that define groups such as gender, ethnicity, race, linguistic background, socioeconomic status, or handicap that define the groups. The challenge for educators is to overcome the difficulties in biases to ...

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Various moral principles in the process of designing and administering assessments are identified.

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