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In a sense this relates to the notion of generalizability, the extent to which inferences about performance on a totality of tasks can be inferred from performance on a subset. In the relatively informal milieu of internal assessment, of course, it is fairly easy for teachers to supplement an assessment with additional tasks if they are not convinced that they have sufficient data from which to make judgments. Nonetheless, the effectiveness of internal assessment is heavily dependent on the teacher's skill and acumen in task selection.

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