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SAVE THE DATE! Upcoming Webinar: Establishing Validity and Reliability for Locally Developed Instruments

To MSP PIs, Project Directors and Evaluators,

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming webinar focused on establishing validity and reliability for locally developed instruments sponsored by the NSF-funded Technical Assistance in Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) project (DRL#1238120). Registration information will be sent in the next few days. We hope you can join in on this important discussion. Please feel free to forward this message to others, including evaluators, Co-PIs and other staff in your MSP project, who you think might benefit from participating in this webinar.

Webinar Date and Time: Wednesday, May 21, 2014: 2:00 pm-3:30 pm EST
Webinar Presenters: Dr. Xin Wang and Dave Weaver
Webinar Facilitator: Dr. John Sutton
Webinar Title: Establishing Validity and Reliability for Locally Developed Instruments
Webinar URL:

Webinar Description: The Common Guidelines for Education Research and Development suggests that evidence of and strategies for ensuring reliability and validity of data collection instruments should be provided in any research or evaluation plan. What is validity? How can I ensure the instruments I use are valid measures of the project? What is reliability? How can I accurately measure reliability? What are some ways to improve instrument validity and reliability? The What Works Clearinghouse Standards will provide a foundation to support our discussion about what types of validity and reliability evidence should be provided for MSP project evaluations. Specifically, we will discuss how to demonstrate that a measure is clearly defined, has a direct interpretation, and measures the intended constructs. We will also introduce a method for sharing instrument validity and reliability information through the TEAMS project. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this webinar are those of the TEAMS PI and Co-PI and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the U.S. Department of Education; NSF nor the U.S. Department of Education has not approved or endorsed its content.

Thanks for your consideration.

John T. Sutton, Ph.D.
Senior Research Associate
RMC Research Corporation
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