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Challenges and implications in achieving content validity of an authentic assessment task designed to assess seafarer's leadership and managerial skills

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Ghosh, S and Bowles, M, Challenges and implications in achieving content validity of an authentic assessment task designed to assess seafarer's leadership and managerial skills, WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs pp. 1-19. ISSN 1651-436X (2020) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright World Maritime University 2020

DOI: doi:10.1007/s13437-020-00209-9

Abstract

Authentic assessment tasks test the students’ knowledge to apply knowledge and skills acquired in classrooms to scenarios resembling real-world contexts. However, the fidelity of context cannot alone assure that essential aspects and constructs of professional competencies are being accurately assessed. Testing assessment tasks for content validity assures the extent to which the assessment instrument provides a representative sample of the content domain in the area of interest. This paper presents the findings from subjecting an authentic assessment instrument (case study designed to assess seafarer students’ leadership and managerial skills) through the process of its content validity testing using a validation survey. Twelve subject matter experts responded to the validation survey after reviewing the case study to indicate the extent to which they found the representation of the skills to be assessed. The findings highlight the challenges and implications (lack of training of maritime educators in the area of validity testing, authentic assessment implementation, and case study writing) in achieving the content validity of an authentic assessment. The challenges and implications, if addressed, will improve the overall validity of assessment and the resulting learning outcomes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:authentic assessment, content validity, seafarer, education, training
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ghosh, S (Dr Samrat Ghosh)
UTAS Author:Bowles, M (Dr Marcus Bowles)
ID Code:139852
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2020-07-08
Last Modified:2021-07-05
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