Guest Lecture: Bookmark Standard Setting Using Rasch Measure as Guideline

The end product of any test is to clasify test taker ability, in this case standard setting is the one that should be clear. Standard setting using Rasch model involves determining the proficiency level required to perform adequately on a test or assessment. Unlike traditional methods, Rasch standard setting relies on the mathematical properties of item response theory. It considers both the difficulty of test items and the ability of test takers on a common latent scale. The process typically begins by calibrating test items using Rasch analysis to establish their difficulty levels. Then, a panel of experts or stakeholders decides the minimum proficiency level needed for test takers to be deemed competent. Rasch estimates help ensure that this standard is fair and consistent across different forms of the test. Ultimately, Rasch standard setting provides a rigorous and data-driven approach to defining proficiency levels, enhancing the reliability and validity of assessment outcomes. Dr Mohd Zali will share the process using Rasch model measurement approach in this online session.