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ERIC Number: ED356263
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Pages: 17
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A Review of Strategies for Standard Setting and Identifying Cutoff Scores.
Hester, Yvette
Some of the different approaches to standard setting are discussed. Brief comments and references are offered concerning strategies that rely primarily on the use of expert judgment. Controversy surrounds methods that use expert judges, as well as those using test groups to set scores empirically. A minimax procedure developed by H. Huynh, an empirical procedure that invokes evaluation of the mathematical properties of various cutoffs through the application of decision theory, is illustrated. Minimax procedures are useful in minimizing probabilities of misclassification (i.e., the optimal minimization of false negatives and positives). (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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