ERIC Number: ED123255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Minimal Acceptable Performance Levels for Criterion Referenced Multiple Choice Examinations and Their Validation.
Smilansky, Jonathan; Guerin, Robert O.
A method for establishing minimal acceptable performance levels for criterion referenced multiple choice examinations is described and two procedures for evaluating its validity are discussed. The method involves assigning a priori item difficulties based on the similarity between the distractor and the correct response. In estimating the validity of this method it was found that a priori assigned distractor weights were significantly related to the choice patterns of different levels of students. In a second analysis it was found that the a priori set item difficulties were significantly related to normative data regarding item difficulty. (Author/DEP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)