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Angoff Method

This entry describes the Angoff method for setting standards on educational tests and how it can be used to set valid standards on educational tests. Standard setting refers to the process used to establish cut scores on educational tests that are used to classify test takers into categories such as “pass,” “fail,” “proficient,” “advanced,” and other categories generally referred to as achievement levels. Many educational tests, such as licensure tests professionals are required to pass to become licensed and high school graduation tests that students must pass to receive a high school diploma, require these standards.

Most people in modern society have taken tests based on which the standards are set. However, it is not widely known as to how those standards were set. The most ...

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