Validity is the most important quality in any assessment system. In the last decades, this concept has been evolving from the perspective of being considered as a characteristic of the assessment instrument to being understood as a process of data gathering which allows to validate the uses and interpretations made of assessment results. (Mendoza, 2015; O’Sullivan & Chalhoub-Deville 2020).
With this in mind, the workshop will briefly outline the present state of affairs in relation to validation and present different existing approaches and models in the field of language assessment. The presenters will address issues related with any validation process and the participants will have the opportunity to reflect on the implications of a validation process and on how to adapt and/or put them into practice with the resources available in their own context.
Participants will receive two weeks in advance activities to prepare for the workshop
The workshop will be delivered in Spanish.