ERIC Number: ED374160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Decision Making Models for Using Multiple Assessment Results. EREAPA Publication Series No. 93-8.
Wheeler, Patricia H.
A sound performance evaluation system uses a multitude of assessment methods to gather information and data about the performance of an individual. Four models are described that have been used with multiple assessment results to make decisions about performance. In a compensatory model, weak performance on one measure or attribute can be traded off against strong performance on others when calculating a score. The conjunctive model requires that the individual attain a minimum level of performance (e.g. cutoff or passing score) on each of the assessments. A combined model uses features of both the compensatory and conjunctive models, and is used when decisions are made at two or more decision-making levels. The first three models require some minimum level of performance by the individual on all assessments, but the disjunctive model requires only that the individual have an acceptable level of performance on one of the assessments to demonstrate satisfactory or minimally acceptable performance. Examples are provided for each of these models and are summarized in Table 1. (Contains 7 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Decision Making, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Utilization, Higher Education, Models, Pass Fail Grading, Performance Based Assessment, Scores, Test Results
EREAPA Associates, 2840 Waverly Way, Livermore, CA 94550-1740 ($3).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: EREAPA Associates, Livermore, CA.