ERIC Number: ED124581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Use of Mastery Cutoff Scores in Criterion-Referenced Measurement.
Crambert, Albert C.
There are two major aspects to the cutoff score issue in criterion-referenced (CR) measurement: whether a cutoff score is actually needed for a CR test, and the method for setting the cutoff score if one is used. There are many factors to be considered in determining a cutoff score. While cutoff scores are very often set arbitrarily (e.g., 80%), there have been many methods suggested to improve the quality of judgment or to utilize quantitative approaches of varying degrees of complexity and precision; these methods are reviewed in this paper. Although more research is needed to confirm the value of these suggested methods, several appear promising. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American EDucational Research Association (60th, San Francisco, California, April 19-23, 1976)