WHITE PAPER

Setting a Cut Score for a Performance Based Assessment: The Ebel Method

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Setting a defensible cut score through a process called standard setting is an essential component that supports exam validity. For traditional multiple choice and other selected response assessments, there is a wide body of literature that supports the use of established standard setting methods such as the Angoff Method or the Nedelsky Method. This white paper explores some of the key considerations when setting a cut score.