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Imagine that your centre or school is looking for an assessment instrument to measure reading ability. The selection has been narrowed to two possibilities: Test A shows measures of strong validity, but there is no information about its reliability; Test B includes measures of strong reliability, but there is no information about its validity. Which test would you recommend? Be sure to include at least three specific reasons as to why you chose the test you did.

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Choosing tests to administer for reading ability while considering test reliability and validity.

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Reliability and Validity

1. Both measures are important to any test.

Reliability without validity and vice versa brings significant questions of using any test instruments.

However, in the case provided for you by your professor, a forced situation- I would recommend to choose Test A ...

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