ERIC Number: ED231879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Standard-Setting: State of the Art, Future Prospects.
Meskauskas, John A.
This paper presents the author's responses to nine questions addressed to the standard-setting symposium participants. A central theme in this assessment is that one cannot clearly demonstrate, a priori, that either a normative or a content-referenced approach is superior. Most methods used to date have been insufficiently grounded in psychological theory. Others have been inconsistent in the application of the theoretical base implicit to the method to the standard-setting problem. The concept of the minimally qualified candidate is discussed and found wanting from a theoretical perspective. It is proposed that standards be set in relation to the content being assessed. Characteristics of improved methods which would be firmly based in psychological theory are discussed. Two new methods for setting standards are suggested. (PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).