Standard setting


You need 10 judges for a reliable estimation of the passing score for a progress test.


Angoff and borderline procedures provide reasonable and defensible approaches to standard setting.


The Borderline Regression method provides a more credible and reliable standard for an OSCE than a modified Angoff procedure.


If you can't afford expensive standard methods, the Cohen method is an inexpensive alternative.

  • Standard setting
    CPM Van der Vleuten, J Cohen-Schotanus
    In: Patil, N. & Chan, L.K. (Eds) Assessment in medical and health sciences education. Hong Kong: Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine (pp. 62-71).

An overview on standard setting methods, why they are needed and what to choose when.