ERIC Number: ED221570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Use of Precalibrated Item Bank to Establish and Maintain Cutoff Scores: A Case Study of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.
Legg, Sue M.
A case study of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) program was described to assist others launching the development of large scale item banks. FTCE has four subtests: Mathematics, Reading, Writing, and Professional Education. Rasch calibrated item banks have been developed for all subtests except Writing. The methods used to evaluate the stability of the score scale as it relates to a cut score based upon a logit value are explained. Cut off levels were established in terms of a logit ability scale based on field test data. Linking items were chosen so that difficulty levels were centered at the cut score. Item selection was based upon closeness of fit to the Rasch Model and item difficulty. The linking items for the Professional Education subtest were of primary concern. Results showed no bias in the test due to differences in curriculum. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Calibration; Florida Teacher Certification Examination; Logit Analysis; Rasch Model; Rasch Scaled Scores
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Measurement in Education (New York, NY, March 20-22, 1982).