AMEE Guide No. 18: Standard setting in student assessment

Miriam Friedman Ben-David
2000 Medical Teacher  
SUM M AR Y Licensure, credentialling and academ ic institutions are seeking new innovative approa ches to the assessm ent of professional competence. Central to these recent initiatives is the need to determine standards of perform ance, which separate the com petent from the non-com petent candidate. Setting standards for performance assessm ent is a relatively new area of study. Consequently, there is no one recom mended approa ch to setting standards. The goal of this guide is to fam
more » ... the reader w ith the fram ework, pr inciples, key concepts and practical considerations of standard setting approa ches and to enable the reader to m ake'educated' choices in selecting the most appropr iate standard setting approach for their testing needs.
doi:10.1080/01421590078526 fatcat:kcjyzfa62jcxhmionysdjrox4u