Lanaguage Research
Language Education Institute, Seoul National University
Linguistics

개정 TEPS 점수해석 및 사용에 대한 타당도 논증

전희성1,
Heesung Jun1,
Corresponding Author : hsjun@snu.ac.kr

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Published Online: Nov 01, 2019

ABSTRACT

Validity is an evaluative judgment of the appropriateness of evidence supporting test score interpretation and use (Messick, 1989). As a first step toward arguing for the validity of TEPS score interpretation and use, this paper presents an interpretation/use argument (IUA) for the revised TEPS, following Kane’s argument-based approach to validation (Kane, 2013). The IUA for the revised TEPS outlines seven inferences—domain definition, evaluation, generalization, explanation, extrapolation, utilization, and consequence implication—with a warrant and one or more assumptions underlying each inference. Backing or evidence that is needed to support each assumption is also stated in the IUA. As a second step, a validity argument for the revised TEPS is made by describing the backing that has already been collected while pointing out the backing that is still needed. The paper concludes with further research that needs to be conducted to support the validity argument more fully.

Keywords: interpretation/use argument; validity argument; argument-based approach to validation; revised TEPS

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