Demystifying the GMAT: Who Owns Validity?


In order to remain relevant and useful, testing programs must periodically update their tests to match shifts in student populations and school curricula. One might think that because the publishers are offering a product, the responsibility for updates rests entirely on them. This article argues that motivated test takers are needed to properly evaluate individual questions and the validity of an updated instrument, and motivated users of the exams results — mostly admissions personnel — are also key players.