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ERIC Number: ED318743
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
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Establishing Standards on Tests Used for Certification of Education Personnel: Validity Issues.
Jaeger, Richard M.
The "Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing" (1985) and the "Uniform Guidelines on Employee Selection Procedures" (1978) provide no clear guidance on choosing methods for setting standards on teacher certification tests, although they require that practices be well-documented and produce reasonable results, and that the implications of conclusions be validated. Although literature to guide choices is lean, it appears that Angoff's procedure produces more reasonable standards than do its competitors. Practices that are recommended for use include: (1) identification of a population of judges qualified to make judgments; (2) use of sound scientific methods to sample judges; (3) selection of samples of sufficient size to provide stable average recommendations; (4) use of standard-setting procedures within the capabilities of judges; (5) training judges to understand and interpret information; (6) informing judges about requirements of the teaching jobs in question; (7) providing judges with information on the relationship between test and job performance; (8) providing judges with information on the distribution of test performances of a representative sample of examinees; and (9) providing judges with opportunities to reconsider initial recommendations. Following these guidelines will yield test standards produced by an appropriate and adequate sample of capable and qualified judges. A 25-item list of references is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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