The Validity Investigation of a Test Assessing Total Enterprise Simulation Learning


  • Jerry Gosen
  • John Washbush


This paper is the fourth in a series dealing with the construction of a test bank of items designed to assess the degree to which learning takes place from playing a total enterprise simulation. It provides data as to whether the test central to this research is valid. In this study, relationships between results on this study’s learning test and two criterion variables – self report of learning and forecasting accuracy - were examined. The results revealed no relationship between learning scores on the test and forecasting accuracy, and they showed a correlation of .33 between learning scores and the degree to which students said they learned financial analysis by playing the game.