ERIC Number: ED432604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Setting Minimum Passing Scores on High-Stakes Assessments That Combine Selected and Constructed Response Formats.
Buckendahl, Chad W.; Plake, Barbara S.; Impara, James C.
Many school districts are developing assessments that incorporate both selected response and constructed response formats. Scores on these assessments can be used for a variety of purposes ranging from subject remediation to promotion decisions. These policy decisions are informed by recommendations for Minimum Passing Scores (MPSs) from standard setting studies. This paper presents a model for setting MPSs on mixed assessments using a combination of two standard setting methodologies. For multiple-choice items, an Angoff standard setting approach is used. For constructed response items, a paper selection strategy is used. The model is described in detail and an illustrative case is presented for a large metropolitan school district in the Midwest. (Contains 4 tables and 11 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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