ERIC Number: EJ876928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Adopting Cut Scores: Post-Standard-Setting Panel Considerations for Decision Makers
Geisinger, Kurt F.; McCormick, Carina M.
Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, v29 n1 p38-44 Spr 2010
Standard-setting studies utilizing procedures such as the Bookmark or Angoff methods are just one component of the complete standard-setting process. Decision makers ultimately must determine what they believe to be the most appropriate standard or cut score to use, employing the input of the standard-setting panelists as one piece of information among multiple sources. However, guidance for weighing the various components is limited. The current article describes considerations about data that are used to make standard-setting decisions, as previously outlined by Geisinger (1991). The ten points provided by Geisinger have been expanded as they relate to shifts in educational policy and practice in educational measurement. They have been amended with six new components as well. The new considerations addressed are smoothing across grades, raising standards in progression (over grades or over time), opportunity to learn or instructional validity, input from other groups, equating or linking to previous standards, and organizational vision and goals.
Descriptors: Standard Setting (Scoring), Measurement, Cutting Scores, Educational Policy, Standard Setting, Validity, Grades (Scholastic), Standards
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