R&D Connections — Why Do Standardized Testing Programs Report Scaled Scores?

Author(s):
Tan, Xuan; Michel, Rochelle
Publication Year:
2011
Report Number:
RDC-16
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Subject/Key Words:
standardized testing scaled scores raw scores percent-corrected scores equating anchor items score interpretation standardized testing programs comparability

Abstract

This article highlights the reasons why percent-correct scores are generally not used as the primary reported scores and provides additional details on what a scaled score is, how scaled scores are obtained, and the reasons for providing scaled scores, as well as their usefulness in interpreting test scores. This is the 16th edition in the R&D Connections series.

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