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ERIC Number: ED246114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-25
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Multimethod Approach for Establishing the Passing Score on the Alabama High School Graduation Examination: A Symposium Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 24-26, 1984).
These five papers describe the methods, results, and implications of a multimethod approach to the establishment of standards for the three subject areas of the Alabama High School Graduation Examination (AHSGE). James E. McLean introduces the problems and methods involved by identifying three general approaches to scoring procedures found in the literature. These approaches were labeled theoretical, judgmental, and empirical. Robert E. Lockwood discusses the theoretical approach (establishing a passing score independent of exam contents or the examinees' characteristics) using Jensen's probability procedure. Rodney W. Roth explains the judgmental approach: having experts make judgments about test items and objectives. Glennelle Halpin and D. Joyce Steele present the empirical approach: establishing a passing score by evaluating the actual performance of examinees on the examination. Anne C. Hess discusses the policy implications for the standard setting process. During the fall of 1983, the AHSGE was administered statewide for the first time with positive feedback from all involved and a positive impact on improving the quality of education in Alabama. (ES)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alabama High School Graduation Examination; Angoff Methods