Validity Considerations in Designing a Writing Test

Kunkun LUO


It is essential to give proper consideration to reliability, validity, authenticity, interactiveness, impact and practicality in designing meaningful tests. This article attempts to provide an overview of issues relevant to validity considerations in designing a writing test. Clearly reliability and validity are both extremely important test considerations. Performance assessment is a crucial aspect of the writing teacher’s job. Designing a writing test enables teachers to be good test users.


Reliability; Validity; Test considerations

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