ERIC Number: ED206685
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-24
Reference Count: 0
Setting Standards for Minimum Competency Tests.
Mehrens, William A.
Some general questions about minimum competency tests are discussed, and various methods of setting standards are reviewed with major attention devoted to those methods used for dichotomizing a continuum. Methods reviewed under the heading of Absolute Judgments of Test Content include Nedelsky's, Angoff's, Ebel's, and Jaeger's. These methods are compared and a preference for Jaeger's approach is stated. Under Standards Based on Judgments about Groups, the Zieky and Livingston contrasting group and borderline group methods are discussed. The approaches proposed by Berk and Block are briefly discussed as Empirical Methods for Discovering Standards. A summary statement lists some "DO NOT'S" and "DO'S" for setting cutting scores. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Angoff Methods; Compromise Model (Hofstee); Ebel Method; Empiricism; Jaeger Method; Nedelsky Method
Note: Revision of a speech presented at the Michigan School Testing Conference (Ann Arbor, MI, February 24, 1981).