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**"Validity coefficient"**Measured value for the validity of a predictor; often specified in the form of a correlation coefficient.

Correlation coefficient representing the relationship between a test and a criterion measure

The correlation between test scores and an independent measure of the trait (for example, scores on a test of "college potential" and the GPAs the test takers earn when they get to college). Such a correlation is obtained in order to evaluate the extent to which a test measures the intended attribute or trait.