363 Alliance Scholar Lecture—Testing Results: What Can You Believe? Errors, Errors, Errors!

Thursday, March 15, 2012: 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Convention Center: Room 208
Speaker: James R., Jr. Morrow, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Measurement is used for high stakes decisions based on cognitive testing, fitness assessments, teacher evaluations, and research results. Important life-changing decisions might be based on these measurements. Yet, a variety of ERRORS enter into these decisions. Phrases such as margin of ERROR, standard ERROR, standard ERROR of estimate, standard ERROR of measurement, Type I ERROR, Type II ERROR, sensitivity, and specificity are often overlooked or ignored. How can testing results be trusted?
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