Using Data to Inform Standard-Setting Recommendations
Standard-setting methods have focused on utilizing content information to determine recommendations for performance level cut scores on assessments. In recent years, there has been an increased emphasis on using data to inform educational changes. This emphasis has encouraged the inclusion of external criterion data as part of standard-setting processes. This session explored the integration of external data as part of standard-setting for three assessment programs: the Kentucky Science Assessments (KSA), the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (LEAP) 2025, and the Maryland Integrated Science Assessments (MISA). Each presentation provided an overview of the assessment, the standard-setting process, the preparations, and the challenges and benefits of incorporating external data.