ERIC Number: ED246069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Adapting to a Mandated Pre-Set Pass/Fail Point.
Reid, Jerry B.
While standard setting procedures are typically discussed in terms of deriving a reasonable cutting score for a given form of a test, the situation may be structured such that the standard has been mandated without regard to the test form itself. This situation may result either through legislative or policy actions and may be a fait accompli by the time someone experienced in standard setting methodology becomes involved. Although this may be an undesirable situation, it is not necessarily an impossible position from which to operate. This paper will explore an approach whereby an item "cut-score index" is included as an additional dimension in the test specifications for use in tailoring a test form to correspond to a pre-set pass/fail point. Issues such as the stability of such an item index and the effect on content representativeness are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Angoff Methods; Ebel Method; Nedelsky Method
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Assoc9ion (68th, New Orleans, LA, April 23-27, 1984).