skip to main content skip to footer

Vertical Articulation of Cut Scores Across the Grades: Current Practices and Methodological Implications in the Light of the Next Generation of K–12 Assessments NCLB SGP

Kannan, Priya
Publication Year:
Report Number:
ETS Research Report
Document Type:
Page Count:
Subject/Key Words:
Standard Setting, Large-Scale Assessment, Psychometric Challenges, Cut Scores, No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), Elementary Secondary Education, Student Growth Percentiles (SGP), Accountability Assessment, Vertical Scale, Benchmarking


Overall, this review shows that none of the alternative methods is completely free of limitation; yet, each method provides solutions that are appropriate for addressing certain methodological and practical requirements. Therefore, in the context of the next-generation assessments and the need to identify students who are on track to being college and career ready, practitioners are advised to consider a combination of methods and cautioned against overreliance on any single method.

Read More