The “Standard Setting”-ification of Society

Friends, psychometricians, countrypersons, heed my call. If as the poet says, the evil that men do lives after them; then it’s time to face the music, man. We got trouble my friend, right here, I say trouble, right here and it isn’t pretty. Why sure, I’ve set standards on large-scale tests. Certainly mighty proud I sayContinue reading “The “Standard Setting”-ification of Society”

Ninety-five Theses on State Testing

“Out of love for the truth and from desire to elucidate it, the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and Sacred Theology, and ordinary lecturer therein at Wittenberg, intends to defend the following statements and to dispute on them in that place. Therefore he asks that those who cannot be present and dispute withContinue reading “Ninety-five Theses on State Testing”

Standard Setting v. Setting Standards

Charles DePascale, Center for Assessment (NCIEA) January 2014 Over the next two years, Smarter Balanced (summer 2014) and PARCC (summer 2015) will engage in standard setting activities to determine the scores on their tests that classify student performance into a particular achievement level. By all accounts, those standard setting efforts will be massive, complex, andContinue reading “Standard Setting v. Setting Standards”