Two versions of the Nedelsky procedure for
setting minimum passing scores are compared. Two
groups of judges, one using each version, set passing
scores for a classroom test Comparisons of the
resulting sets of passing scores are made on the basis
of (1) the raw distributions of passing scores, (2)
the consistency of pass-fail decisions between the
two versions, (3) the consistency of pass-fail decisions
between each version and the passing score
established by the test designer, and (4) the mean
pairwise agreement between judges across groups.
The two versions of the procedure are found to produce
essentially equivalent results. In addition, a
significant relationship is observed between the
passing score set by a judge and that judge’s level
of achievement in the content area of the test.
Saunders, Joseph C, Ryan, Joseph P & Huynh, Huynh. (1981). A comparison of two approaches to setting passing scores based on the Nedelsky procedure. Applied Psychological Measurement, 5, 209-217. doi:10.1177/014662168100500207
Saunders, Joseph C.; Ryan, Joseph P.; Huynh, Huynh.
A comparison of two approaches to setting passing scores based on the Nedelsky procedure.
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