what is "criterion-related validity" in assessment?

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kristencwiseman | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) eNoter

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In criteria-related validity, you check the performance of your operationalization (think, for example, a 4th grade child taking a standardized test) against some criterion.  In criteria-related validity, you check the subject of your assessment against specific criteria for this specific assessment.  In criterion-related validity, we usually make a prediction about how the operationalization will perform based on our theory of the construct.  I hope this helps you better understand criteria-related validitiy.