The book provides many succinct and conrete explanations of various congitive and measurement concepts and, more importantly, is providing me a framework for integrating various developments I've read over the past decade in both cognitive science and measurement.
Today I ran across one nice little example....the books description of "test fairness" (p. 214)
- "Fairness in testing is defined many ways (see AERA et al., 1999; NRC, 199b), but at its core is the idea of comparable validity: a fair test is one that yields comparably valid inferences from person to person and group to group. An assessment task is considered biased if construct-irrelevant characteristics of the task result in different meanings for different subgroups."
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