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Sireci, Stephen G.; Robin, Frederic; Patelis, Thanos – 1997
The most popular methods for setting passing scores and other standards on educational tests rely heavily on subjective judgment. This paper presents and evaluates a new procedure for setting and evaluating standards on tests based on cluster analysis of test data. The clustering procedure was applied to a statewide mathematics proficiency test…
Descriptors: Cluster Analysis, Cutting Scores, Educational Testing, Evaluation Methods
Halpin, Glennelle; McLean, James E. – 1991
Although the standard-setting method of W. H. Angoff (1971) has broad-based support in the research literature, inconsistencies in the resulting standards do occur. Sources of these inconsistencies are examined in a study of judges, competencies (items), rounds (replications), and the interactions among them. A modified Angoff approach was used to…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Error of Measurement, Evaluators, High Schools
Morgan, Deanna L. – College Board, 2006
The introduction of the SAT Reasoning Test™ with a writing section in March 2005 and the concomitant elimination of the SAT® Subject Test in Writing after January 2005 have led many colleges and institutions to ask for guidance in using the new SAT Reasoning Test writing section scores for college placement and admissions. Standard-setting…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Placement
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Watson, Amanda – Australian Journal of Music Education, 2016
The Australian Society for Music Education's (ASME) involvement in the development of professional standards for music educators was a significant and active research time in the history of the Society. As ASME celebrates its golden jubilee, it is appropriate to revisit that history and consider the future prospects of subject-specific standards.…
Descriptors: Music Teachers, Teacher Associations, Standard Setting, Educational History
Poggio, John P.; Glasnapp, Douglas R. – 1994
This paper reports on a newly designed judgmental method for setting test performance standard that: (1) overcome many of the practical and psychometric problems associated with the Angoff and Ebel methods; (2) can be used to set multiple cut points on a score scale; (3) may be readily and efficiently implemented with assessments that use…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Constructed Response, Cutting Scores, Decision Making
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Stratton, Richard K. – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2005
Goal setting has great impact on a team's performance. Goals enable a team to synchronize their efforts to achieve success. In this article, the author talks about goals and goal setting. This articles complements Domain 5--Teaching and Communication (p.14) and discusses one of the benchmarks listed therein: "Teach the goal setting process and…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Goal Orientation, Teamwork, Athletes
Bourque, Mary Lyn – 2000
This paper looks at using descriptions of subject matter content to assist in the development and interpretation of student performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). These descriptions of content, called achievement level descriptions (ALDs), were initially conceptualized as exemplary statements of the knowledge and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Secondary Education, Item Banks, National Competency Tests
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Papageorgiou, Spiros – Language Testing, 2010
Despite the growing interest of the language testing community in standard setting, primarily due to the use of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR-Council of Europe, 2001), the participants' decision-making process in the CEFR standard setting context remains unexplored. This study attempts to fill in this gap by analyzing these…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Cutting Scores, Language Aptitude
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Ford, Bridgie A.; Vakil, Shernavaz; Boit, Rachel J. – Advances in Special Education, 2016
The essentiality of family involvement in the schooling process is evident from the vast directives embedded within federal mandates, professional standards for teachers and administrators, parent organizations, and advocacy groups. Yet, as explicit as legislative mandates and professional standards are regarding parental rights and involvement,…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Inclusion, Special Education, Family Role
Friedman, Charles B. – 1989
In most judgmental methods for setting performance standards, content experts evaluate test items based on a conceptualization of a borderline examinee or a group of examinees. An alternative method is proposed by which judges evaluate items based on the degree of criticality regardless of content area. This classification of items serves to link…
Descriptors: Cutting Scores, Evaluators, Health Occupations, Higher Education
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Kane, Michael T.; Tannenbaum, Richard J. – Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research and Perspectives, 2013
The authors observe in this commentary that construct maps can help standard-setting panels to make realistic and internally consistent recommendations for performance-level descriptions (PLDs) and cut-scores, but the benefits may not be realized if policymakers do not fully understand the rationale for the recommendations provided by the…
Descriptors: Standard Setting (Scoring), Maps, Cutting Scores, Policy
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Harvey, Marina – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2013
Across the Australian Higher Education sector a focus on quality is driving a new paradigm for learning and teaching: quality standards. One challenge is to engage all academics with this progress towards systematic quality enhancement and assurance. Sessional staff, who provide most of the face-to-face teaching in Australian universities, remain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adjunct Faculty, Part Time Faculty
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Mee, Janet; Clauser, Brian E.; Margolis, Melissa J. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2013
Despite being widely used and frequently studied, the Angoff standard setting procedure has received little attention with respect to an integral part of the process: how judges incorporate examinee performance data in the decision-making process. Without performance data, subject matter experts have considerable difficulty accurately making the…
Descriptors: Standard Setting (Scoring), Judges, Data, Decision Making
Lockwood, Robert E.; And Others – 1986
Standards, passing scores, or cut scores have been seen as an element of criterion-referenced tests since their introduction. This paper discusses at least two issues surrounding the establishment of cut scores which appear to need clarification: (1) the theoretical definition of a cut score; and (2) decisions which must be made in selecting a…
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Cutting Scores, Error of Measurement, High Schools
Yang, Wen-Ling; Chen, Wen-Hung – 2000
This paper provides a historical review of the changes and improvements made in estimating numerical cutpoints for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). While reviewing the various methodologies used for collecting judgment data, the paper discusses: (1) the incorporation of Item Response Theory for setting standards; (2)…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Constructed Response, Cutting Scores
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