Consequences of Assessment: What Is the Evidence?: William A. Mehrens
This chapter1 addresses what I believe to be an important question: What evidence do we
have regarding the consequences of assessment? As most readers probably know, I am
not a fan of the term consequential validity. However, I am interested in the consequences
of assessment. I have heard speeches and read articles on the topic and concluded that,
although not enough evidence was available, it would be worthwhile to review the
available evidence more thoroughly.