Webinar Recording: Maintaining Fairness in Difficulty and Content in Randomly Generated Assessments

This joint webinar by Questionmark and our consulting partner, Compass Consultants, LLC explains how to establish a defensible cut score and maintain fairness in both difficulty and content when parallel assessments are generated in a directed randomized fashion from a test item database.

The webinar covers:

  • An overview of various recognized methods of establishing a defensible cut score
  • A brief discussion on fairness in testing
  • The importance of establishing initial topic structure within a test item database
  • Number of test items required to test an objective
  • Time required to test
  • A focus on using a variation of the Modified Angoff method to establish a cut score for an entire test item database
  • Using directed randomization to select test items for parallel assessments

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About the Presenter:

Jim Parry is the Owner and Chief Executive Manager of Compass Consultants, LLC with over 38 years’ experience in course design, development, presentation and assessment design and analysis. Jim has been a presenter of pre-conference workshops as well educational sessions at the Questionmark User Conferences for many years. Some of Jim’s major accomplishments include the development of a major standard operating procedure (SOP) manual on testing for the U.S. Coast Guard, a spreadsheet tool to assist in recording and analyzing the results of test-centered cut score setting assemblies and using the spreadsheet tool to recommend the design of assessments using directed randomization in order to maintain fairness.

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