Setting Performance Standards: Foundations, Methods, and Innovations by Gregory J. CizekSetting Performance Standards: Foundations, Methods, and Innovations by Gregory J. Cizek

Setting Performance Standards: Foundations, Methods, and Innovations

EditorGregory J. Cizek

Paperback | December 19, 2011

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Setting standards of performance is a ubiquitous task in education licensure, certification, and credentialling. It is found in elementary schooling, the professions, commercial applications, and governmental and private organizations. It is one of the most complex, controversial, and vexing issues facing specialists and policy makers today. This second edition solidifiesSetting Performance Standardsas the only book providing a comprehensive profile of both the issues and the "how-to" methods that define this thorny field. Four chapters have been removed; 11 chapters have been added; 2 chapters have major revisions; and all chapters have been updated.

Comprehensive' Part I provides a conceptual overview of standard setting and its overarching issues; Part II provides practical (how-to) information on the newest standard setting methods; Part III provides information and advice on persistent and potential challenges in standard setting.

Practical' Part II (the heart of the book) reviews 16 of the newest standard setting methods, far more than any other book.

Expertise' Most of the well-known authors from the 1st edition return, with authors of equal stature contributing new chapters.

Gregory J. Cizek(PhD Michigan State University) is Professor of Educational Measurement and Evaluation at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches courses in applied testing, statistics, and research methods. The author or editor of numerous books, he is the President-Elect of the National Council on Measuremen...
Title:Setting Performance Standards: Foundations, Methods, and InnovationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:616 pages, 9.7 × 6.9 × 1.3 inPublished:December 19, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Conceptual and Practical Foundations of Standard Setting  1. An Introduction To Contemporary Standard Setting: Concepts, Characteristics, and ContextsGregory J. Cizek 2. So Much Has Changed: An Historical Overview of Setting CutscoresMichael J. Zieky  3. Standard Setting for Decision Making: Classifications, Consequences, and the Common GoodWilliam A. Mehrens and Gregory J. Cizek  4. Essential Steps in Setting Performance Standards on Educational Tests and Strategies for Assessing the Reliability and Validity of ResultsRonald K. Hambleton, Mary J. Pitoniak, and Jenna Coppella II. Common Elements in Standard Setting Practice  5. Performance Level Descriptors: History, Practice, and a Proposed FrameworkKarla L. Egan, M. Christina Schneider, and Steve Ferrara6. Selecting and Training Standard Setting Participants: State of the Art Policies and ProceduresSusan Cooper Loomis  7. Understanding the Cognitive Processes of Standard Setting PanelistsWilliam P. Skorupski8. The Role, Format, and Impact of Feedback to Standard Setting PanelistsMark D. Reckase and Jing Chen  9. The Forms and Functions of Evaluations of the Standard-Setting ProcessGregory J. Cizek III. Standard Setting Methods 10. Variations on a Theme: The Modified Angoff, Extended Angoff, and Yes/No Standard Setting MethodsBarbara Plake and Gregory J. Cizek  11. Setting Performance Standards on Complex Assessments: The Body of Work MethodNeal M. Kingston and Gail C. Tiemann  12. The Bookmark Standard-Setting ProcedureDaniel M. Lewis, Howard Mitzel, Ricardo L. Mercado, and E. Matthew Schulz 13. The Item-Descriptor (ID) Matching MethodSteve Ferrara and Daniel M. Lewis  14. The Briefing Book MethodEdward H. Haertel, Jennifer Biemers, and Julie Miles 15. From Z to A: Using Validity Evidence to Set Performance StandardsKimberly O'Malley, Leslie Keng, and Julie Miles  16. The Benchmark Method of Standard SettingGary W. Phillips  17. Setting Achievement Standards on Assessments for Students with DisabilitiesMarianne Perie and Martha Thurlow18. Applying Model-Based Approaches to Performance Category ClassificationsJonathan Templin and Hong Jiao  19. Reviewing or Revalidating Performance Standards on Credentialing ExaminationsJohn Mattar, Ronald Hambleton, Jenna Coppella, and Michael Finger IV. Contemporary Issues in Standard Setting 20. Practical Issues in Standard SettingMichael B. Bunch  21. Growth, Standards, and AccountabilityDamian Betebenner  22. Standard Setting for Computer-Based Assessments: A Summary of Mode Comparability Research and ConsiderationsDenny Way and Katie Larsen McClarty  23. Vertically-Moderated Standard SettingGregory J. Cizek and Charlotte A. Agger  24. Setting Passing Standards for Credentialing ProgramsChad W. Buckendahl and Susan L. Davis-Becker  25. Legal Issues and Considerations for Standard Setting in Professional Licensure and Certification ExaminationsDale Atkinson  26. Legal Issues for Standard Setting in K-12 Educational ContextsS. E. Phillips  27. Moving Forward: Educational, Social, and Population Considerations in Setting StandardsWilliam J. Brown