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The influence of performance data on awarders' estimates in Angoff awarding meetings

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Novakovic, Nadezda 


The Angoff method is one of the most widely used procedures for computing cut scores in both the vocational and general education settings. In the Angoff standard setting procedure, a panel of judges with subject expertise are asked to individually estimate, for each test item, the percentage of minimally competent or borderline candidates (MCCs) who would be able to answer that item correctly.

The aim of this study was to investigate the relative effect of discussion and performance data on: (1) the awarders' expectations on how MCCs might perform on a test, (2) the magnitude of change in the awarders' estimates between sessions and (3) the awarders' rank-ordering of items in terms of their relative difficulty.



Marking, Psychology of assessment

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Research Matters

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Research Division, Cambridge University Press & Assessment

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