Q & A Corner - Issue #6

This months' issue of NASET Q & A Corner presents the following questions about Understanding Basic Statistics and Scoring Terminology Used in Assessment. 

Issue #6 Questions and Answers about Understanding Basic Statistics and Scoring Terminology Used in Assessment

As an educator, you will need to understand the scores that the various professionals of the multidisciplinary team report when they do their evaluations of children for a suspected disability.  You may even be required to administer certain educational tests for a student.  Therefore, it is essential that no matter what your role in the assessment process, you understand basic statistics and scoring terminology found in test manuals and used in assessment.

This NASETQ & A Corner will provide you with the most frequently used terms used in assessment regarding test administration, statistics and scoring terminology. 

The terms and corresponding examples are presented in alphabetical order

  • What is an Age Equivalent?
  • What is Alternate Forms Reliability?
  • What is Concurrent Validity?
  • What is Construct Validity?
  • What is Content Validity?
  • What is a Correlation?
  • What is Criterion Related Validity?
  • What is a Grade Equivalent?
  • What is Interrater Reliability?
  • What is a Mean Score?
  • What is a Median Score?
  • What is a Mode?
  • What is the Range?
  • What is a Percentile Rank?
  • What is Predictive Validity?
  • What are Raw Scores?
  • What is Reliability?
  • What is a Reliability Coefficient?
  • What are Scaled Scores?
  • What is Split-Half Reliability or Internal Consistency?
  • What is the Standard Deviation?
  • What is the Standard Error of Measurement?
  • What are Standard Scores?
  • What is a Stanine?
  • What is Test–Retest Reliability?
  • What is a T Score?
  • What is Validity?
  • What is a z Score?

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