Validity, reliability and the assessment of engineering education

Barbara M. Moskal, Jon A. Leydens, Michael J. Pavelich

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Educational measurement represents a field of study that has been intensely researched and that provides a framework for designing assessment programs. The purpose of this paper is to clarify two key measurement concepts, validity and reliability, and to illustrate how these concepts can be used to improve assessment efforts in engineering education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-354
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Engineering Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2002


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