The Reliability Coefficient and the Reliability of Assessments


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A school wants to determine if an assessment has reliability over time. They administer the same assessment at the beginning of a school year and at the end. The school is assessing _____ reliability.

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1. Three raters compared their individual scores in order to assess _____ reliability.

2. A teacher includes three test items that assess the same concept. This teacher is attempting to assess _____ reliability of the instrument.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of the reliability coefficient and the reliability of assessments. A topic you will need to know in order to pass the quiz is assessing certain types of reliability.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Interpret what it means for a teacher to assess three items on a test which address the same concept
  • Identify a method to obtain a reliability coefficient
  • Define an acceptable reliability coefficient for a standardized assessment

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related reliability coefficient and the reliability of assessments lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the reliability coefficient in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the reliability of assessments and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the reliability coefficient and the reliability of assessments, review the lesson The Reliability Coefficient and the Reliability of Assessments which covers the following objectives:

  • Define reliability
  • Understand conditions that impact reliability
  • Calculate for reliability coefficient
  • Explain parallel-forms reliability and internal consistency reliability