NMBE U Online Lessons

Validity and Threats to Validity


Lesson Objectives

  1. Describe what validity means in the context of educational tests.
  2. Explain what inferences are and how they relate to validity evidence.
  3. Identify different threats to the validity of test scores.
  4. List approaches to mitigate threats to validity.


Suggested NBME U Companion Courses

  • How to Create a Good Score
  • Purposes and Types of Assessments: An Overview
  • Score Reporting
  • Test Blueprinting I: Selecting an Assessment Method
  • Test Blueprinting II: Creating a Test Blueprint
  • Test Score Reliability Overview
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