ERIC Number: ED409376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
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A Longitudinal Study of Judge Leniency and Consistency.
Lunz, Mary E.; O'Neill, Thomas R.
This retrospective longitudinal study was designed to show grading leniency patterns of judges within and across clinical examination administrations. Data from 17 different administrations of the histology examination of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists over 10 years were studied. Over the 10 years there were 4,683 candidates and 57 judges, of whom 41 provided data. Multifacet Rasch model techniques and the FACETS program were used to build a benchmark scale and then anchor subsequent administrations. Results show that judges vary in their levels of leniency, and that a judge is usually consistent in the application of his or her level of leniency across examination administrations. An appendix describes the FACETS model. (Contains 2 tables, 6 figures, and 10 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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