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Combining Tests and Setting Standards

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In testing, the area of standards and standard-setting remains relatively unsettled. The chapter begins with definitions of scores and standards, and describes norm-referenced score interpretation, domain-referenced score interpretation, relative standards, and absolute standards. It then reviews the work related to the credibility of standards and outlines some of the more common standard-setting techniques used with MCQ-based tests and clinical examinations. Finally, because it is sometimes useful to combine scores from several related assessments, information is presented on when and how to do so.

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Norcini, J., Guille, R. (2002). Combining Tests and Setting Standards. In: Norman, G.R., et al. International Handbook of Research in Medical Education. Springer International Handbooks of Education, vol 7. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0462-6_30

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