This study discusses and presents an example of a use of spline functions to establish and report test scores using a moderated system of any number of cut scores. Our main goals include studying the need for and establishing moderated standards and creating a reporting scale that is referenced to all the standards. Our secondary goals are to make possible straightforward interpretations about growth, and to report to users, scores that capitalize on their existing beliefs. Data from one state are used as an example to demonstrate how a complete system of cut scores might be developed and implemented. Accessed 6,255 times on https://pareonline.net from October 12, 2011 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.
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Schafer, William D. and Hou, Xiaodong
"Test Score Reporting Referenced to Doubly-Moderated Cut Scores Using Splines,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 16
, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol16/iss1/13