Praxis II PLT 7-12

Category - Assessment

At Middle Vale High School, a highly competitive school, the teachers are concerned that grades are inflated to meet parents’ expectations for their children. Each department decides to formulate assessment standards that are used by the whole department to ensure that students are working to expectation and not receiving grades that are undeserved. The concept underlying what the teachers are trying to do with their assessment is which of the following?
  1. The concept of validity
  2. The concept of reliability
  3. The concept of authenticity
  4. The concept of error of measurement
Answer: B - The concept of reliability. The aim of the assessment’s reliability is that the test is consistent. An assessment that is reliable will provide all students with the same assessment questions and their success will be measured by what they know. This calls for standardization in assessment giving.
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