ERIC Number: ED235225
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Standard-Setting: State of the Art, and Future Prospectus. Report No. 142.
Hambleton, Ronald K.
This paper offers answers to nine important questions concerning standard-setting issues and methods: (1) Should normative or content-referenced standards be used? (2) Different standard-setting methods yield different results. What is your reaction to this finding? That of your clients? Does this finding present a problem for the application of various standard-setting methods? (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 can this be done? (5) Within the context of the overall problem of standard-setting, consider the roles that are or should be played by the client, technical consultant, candidates, and other actors. What is the proper role of the public? (6) To what extent should standard-setting processes attempt to formally incorporate social/political considerations into the decision-making process? (7) What are the ethical responsibilities of the technical consultant? (8) Why have developments come so slowly? How do you view the future of standard-setting? (9) What are the key short-term and long-term research problems that should be addressed? (Author)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Amherst. Laboratory of Psychometric and Evaluative Research.