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Measure Evaluation Criteria Overview

The measure developer should use results of measure testing to demonstrate a measure’s alignment with most measure evaluation criteria. Because testing is often an iterative process, both alpha and beta test findings may provide information that address measure evaluation criteria.

  • Alpha testing often supplies information that demonstrates feasibility of the measure’s implementation.
  • Measure developers may use the findings from one or more beta tests to demonstrate scientific acceptability and usability and use, as well as to augment previous information on the importance and feasibility of the measure.

Explore how to apply testing to four measurement areas—importance, scientific acceptability, feasibility, and usability and use.

Last Updated: May 2022