Module 4: Validity
Scenario - Non-profit

Aviva works for an organization that promotes education and literacy through the efforts of international volunteers in a number of countries in the Middle East. The organization trains volunteers in the languages of the countries in which they will work and Aviva is in charge of selecting a test to use for program evaluation.


What should Aviva think about as she 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 Aviva 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 training program.