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ERIC Number: EJ948039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1644
Comparing Construct Definition in the Angoff and Objective Standard Setting Models: Playing in a House of Cards without a Full Deck
Stone, Gregory Ethan; Koskey, Kristin L. K.; Sondergeld, Toni A.
Educational and Psychological Measurement, v71 n6 p942-962 Dec 2011
Typical validation studies on standard setting models, most notably the Angoff and modified Angoff models, have ignored construct development, a critical aspect associated with all conceptualizations of measurement processes. Stone compared the Angoff and objective standard setting (OSS) models and found that Angoff failed to define a legitimate and stable construct. The present study replicates and expands this work by presenting results from a 5-year investigation of both models, using two different approaches (equating and annual standard setting) within two testing settings (health care and education). The results support the original conclusion that although the OSS model demonstrates effective construct development, the Angoff approach appears random and lacking in clarity. Implications for creating meaningful and valid standards are discussed. (Contains 5 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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