Towards valid score reports in the computer crogram LOVS : A redesign study

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van der Kleij, Fabienne M., Eggen, Theo J. H. M. and Engelen, Ronald J. H.. (2014) Towards valid score reports in the computer crogram LOVS : A redesign study. Studies in Educational Evaluation. 43, pp. 24 - 39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2014.04.004
Authorsvan der Kleij, Fabienne M., Eggen, Theo J. H. M. and Engelen, Ronald J. H.
Abstract

Supporting users in interpreting assessment results is an important but underexposed aspect of validity. This study investigated how the score reports from the pupil-monitoring Computer Program LOVS can be redesigned in a way that supports users in interpreting pupils’ test results. In several rounds of consultations and designs with users and experts using design principles from the literature, alternative designs for the reports were created and field tested. No clear differences were found in terms of users’ interpretation accuracy between the original and the redesigned reports. However, users’ perceptions of the redesigned reports were predominantly positive. The authors emphasise the need for involvement of experts and users in the design process to ensure the validity of reports.

KeywordsPupil-monitoring system; Reporting; Student evaluation; Evaluation utilization
Year2014
JournalStudies in Educational Evaluation
Journal citation43, pp. 24 - 39
ISSN0191-491X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2014.04.004
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84919871053
Page range24 - 39
Research GroupInstitute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education (ILSTE)
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