Concurrent validity refers to the extent to which the results of a measure correlate with the results of an established measure of the same or a related underlying construct assessed within a similar time frame. This entry considers how concurrent validity fits within both the classical framework of validity and Samuel Messick’s unitary view of validity and provides examples of its importance and application within educational research.
In classical views of validity, concurrent validity is a type of criterion validity, which concerns the correlation between a measure and a standard regarded as a representative of the construct under consideration. If the measure is correlated with a future assessment, this is termed predictive validity. If the measure is correlated with an assessment in the ...
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