Validity in Assessment

In a 500-word-minimum, double spaced essay, discuss the concept of validity in educational assessment.

First, explain the general importance of validity as it pertains to educational assessment. Why should teachers always strive for this result? What might happen if validity is undermined?

Next, provide three specific examples of ways that validity in assessment may be undermined (threatened), and then provide some ways that teachers can counteract these specific threats to validity. Each threat and accompanying possible solutions should be addressed in three separate sections: threat/possible solutions, threat/possible solutions, threat/possible solutions.

Please be sure to use APA formatting for this essay (include a title page, a reference page, in-text citations, a running head, and page numbers). The word count would include the title page and reference page.