International Journal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (IJQQRM)

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Comparism of Cut-Off Scores Using Two Setting Methods (Published)

The objective of the study is to identify if there is significant difference between using the Angoff method and the norm-referenced methodin the setting of cut off scores in school setting.  The study made use of 80 (JSS 3) Basic 9 students from Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. The sample was drawn through simple random sampling method. The design of the study was comparative analysis. A forty-item multiple choice objective test on mathematics which were tested for goodness of fit using the Big step software was used. The internal consistency which was determined by Cronbach alpha was 0.64 while two research questions directed the conduct of the work. Percentages, intra-class correlation coefficient (ICC) were used to analyses the data collected. The comparative analysis made between the setting of cut off score using the Angoff and norm- referenced method has significant difference. Recommendations are made to supplementing the Angoff method with additional data from alternative methods to improve the appropriateness when setting performance standards in school settings. The Angoff method should be use as it is considered to be defensible, easy to apply, easy to explain to the policy makers who may ultimately set the passing score and it has been found to be extremely replicable across panels.

Keywords: Comparism, Method, Scores, Settings

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