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ERIC Number: EJ1137930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-4210
Higher Education Faculty Engagement in a Modified Mapmark Standard Setting
Horst, S. Jeanne; DeMars, Christine E.
Research & Practice in Assessment, v11 p29-41 Sum 2016
The Mapmark standard setting method was adapted to a higher education setting in which faculty leaders were highly involved. Eighteen university faculty members participated in a day-long standard setting for a general education communications test. In Round 1, faculty set initial cut-scores for each of four student learning objectives. In Rounds 2 and 3, participants used a Mapmark item map to consider information from four student learning objectives at one glance and to integrate this information into a single cut-score. Participants and faculty leaders reported that the process was intuitive, and there was support for a defensible cut-score from the majority of participants and faculty leaders. Practical suggestions and implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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