Chapter 5 Designing a Criterion-Referenced Test

Sharon A. Shrock and William C. Coscarelli

In This Chapter

This chapter describes the process of creating valid and defensible criterion-referenced tests—tests that measure the performance of an individual against a standard of competency. This chapter will enable you to

  • distinguish between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests
  • describe the basic steps in designing a criterion-referenced test
  • use the decision table to estimate the number of items to include on a criterion-referenced test
  • use the Angoff technique to set the cut-off score for a criterion-referenced test.

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