Why Do Standardized Testing Programs Report Scaled Scores?
- Tan, Xuan; Michel, Rochelle
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- R&D Connections, n16, Sep, 2011
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- Anchor Items Comparability Equating Percent-Corrected Scores Raw Scores Scaled Scores Score Interpretation Standardized Testing Standardized Testing Programs
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.