Construct relevant

Construct relevant refers to the factors (e.g. mode of presentation or response) that are relevant (related) to the construct that the test is intended to measure.

Source: "Adopted from Madaus, G., Russell, M. & Higgins, J. (2009). The paradoxes of high stakes testing: How they affect students, their parents, teachers, principals, schools and society. Information Age Publishing, Inc.: Charlotte, NC. "

Contextual Use: Mr. Briggs wanted to adapt an assessment item to make it more accessible for his student. However, he realized that identifying the symbols for a math calculation problem is a construct relevant (desirable difficulty) change to the assessment item.

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