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ERIC Number: ED500287
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 47
Abstractor: Author
Setting Standards on the Core and Advanced iSkills[TM] Assessments. Research Memorandum
Tannenbaum, Richard J.; Katz, Irvin R.
Educational Testing Service
This report documents a standard-setting study to determine recommended minimum scores (cut scores) needed on the Core and Advanced iSkills[TM] assessments for examinees to be considered at a foundational level of ICT literacy skill. Two foundational levels--one for each iSkills assessment--had been specified previously by the National ICT Literacy Policy Council, a group that was formed by the National Forum on Information Literacy ( and that serves as the certification board for ICT literacy standards. Following a modified, extended Angoff method and a counterbalanced design, two independent panels converged on recommended scores corresponding to the foundational levels: 165 (on a scale of 0-300) for the Core iSkills assessment and 575 (on a scale of 400-700) for the Advanced iSkills assessment. The following are appended: (1) ETS Standard-Setting Team; (2) Premeeting Assignments; (3) Meeting Agenda; (4) ETS Nondisclosure Agreement; (5) Panelist Biographical Data Form; (6) Foundational Level Descriptions; (7) Initial Evaluation/Ready-to-Proceed Form; (8) Final Evaluation Form; and (9) List of Panelists. (Contains 1 note, 11 tables, and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A