ERIC Number: ED218342
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Use of Judgmental Procedures by Groups of Raters to Set Minimum Competency Standards.
Sigmon, Gary; And Others
Three questions were addressed by this study: (1) Do the Ebel, Nedelsky, and Angoff methods of setting minimum competency standards produce different cutting scores for the same test? (2) When utilized by raters of different competencies, do these methods result in different Standards? and (3) Are the standards set by the different methods the same across groups of raters? Each rater in each of three groups of raters was asked to rate each of the items in the Missouri College English Test using the three methods. After all rating forms were returned, cutting scores for each of the 15 raters and each of the three groups of raters were determined for each of the three methods. It was concluded that: (1) when utilized to set standards on the same test, the Ebel, Nedelsky, and Angoff methods produce different standards; (2) when these methods are combined, groups of raters set standards that do not differ; and (3) high school teachers using the Nedelsky procedure set the lowest standards. (Author/BW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Angoff Methods; Ebel Method; Missouri College English Test; Nedelsky Method
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (Los Angeles, CA, April 14-16, 1981).