Module 4: Validity
Scenario - Government

Pramukta works for his city school system.  He is searching for a test to use as part of a program evaluation for the foreign language classes in the public high schools.


What should Pramukta think about as he searches for a test?

Get out a sheet of paper.  Using the chart below, brainstorm some possible answers.  Then click here to view sample answers to the questions:


Possible Answers

1. What information does Pramukta want to know?


2. What decisions might
be based on this information?






Positive Washback

When you pick a test that matches the test publishers' purposes with your purposes for testing, you increase the validity of your test use.  You can then use the results of the testing to help improve your school system's language programs.