How can I set a defensible cutscore?
There are several methods available, including modified-Angoff, Bookmark, Hofstee, Body Of Work, Borderline, and Contrasting Groups. This spreadsheet helps you implement the most common method, modified-Angoff, with or without the common add-on of the Beuk Compromise. It also supports the Hofstee method.
If you are a credentialing organization, using methods like these is a requirement of NCCA and ANSI accreditation.
How can I implement the Angoff method?
A step-by-step overview is described in this blog post. You will need a pool of high-quality items, preferably ones that are already pretested. You will then need a panel of at least 6 subject matter experts (SMEs). Need an enterprise-class item banker platform to implement an Angoff study as part of the item authoring/review process? Contact us about FastTest.