ERIC Number: ED229428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Standard Setting: Some Comments, Some Suggestions, and Maybe Even a Few Answers.
Livingston, Samuel A.
Discussed are nine questions regarding standard setting issues in educational testing: (1) Should normative or content-referenced standards be used? (2) Different standard setting methods yield different results. Does this finding present a problem? (3) Assess the adequacy of the grounding of various methods of standard setting in psychological and/or psychometric theory, (4) Should standards be validated? If so, how? (5) What are the appropriate roles of the client, the technical consultant, the test-takers, and the public? (6) To what extent should the standard setting process formally incorporate social and political considerations? (7) What are the ethical responsibilities of the technical consultant? (8) Why have developments come so slowly? and (9) What are the key short-term and long-term research problems that should be addressed? (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Issues Approach
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, l983).