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    Validity and Reliability in Assessments

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    Why are validity and reliability in assessments important? Can you have one without the other?

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    There are several types of validity. In essence, validity is an evaluation of whether your assessment measures what it means to. This is, of course, a very important aspect to ensure. For example, if you have developed a test to assess math skills, you want to make sure that the test actually measures math skills. If your test has a lot of word problems about math, low scores could come from poor math skills or from poor ...

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    This solution looks at the importance of validity and reliability in psychological assessments and addresses the question of whether or not it is possible to have one without the other.

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