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Supporting Documentation: Assuring More Valid Test Score Interpretations and Uses: Thomas M. Haladyna

We develop large-scale assessment programs for various purposes. Some of these

purposes involve high-stakes consequences for the test takers. Such tests influence

promotion, graduation, certification, licensure, selection, or college admissions. Other

uses of achievement test scores are more benign. Some examples are where test scores

are used for curriculum evaluation or diagnosis of student learning of various aspects of a

subject matter.