cutscore

cutscore

[′kət‚skȯr]
(engineering)
A knife used in die-cutting processes, designed to cut just partway into the paper or board so that it can be folded.
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These probability can be converted in dichotomous scores (i.e., mastery or non-mastery) by comparing them to a cutscore (usually .5; de la Torre, Hong, & Deng, 2010; Templin & Henson, 2006).
For example, when a positive test finding is followed by intrusive, painful, and costly assessment or treatment procedures, it may be preferable to set the cutscore in favor of avoiding false positive errors.
Thus, a cutscore of 65 on the PAI borderline features scale agrees just as well with a clinician-derived SCID-II diagnosis as two independent SCID-II assessments agree with each other.
Cutscores: A manual for setting standards of performance on educational and occupational tests.
So much has changed: How the setting of cutscores has evolved since the 1980s.
Other misuses of test results included the use of "cutscores" or minimum test scores for merit aid eligibility, National Merit scholar recognition, or scholarships; ratings in the U.S.
The performance of the college students is a benchmark that helps determine the cutscores for the high school students taking the AP exams.
The grades of students in English classes at Boise State University, Idaho, were studied before and after the implementation of changes in the cutscores for placing entering students in three different English levels.
The information will also aid in understanding the NAEP reports, commonly known as "The Nation's Report Card." Contents for this report include: (1) Understanding Achievement Levels for the Mathematics National Assessment of Educational Progress; (2) Overview of the Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Mathematics; (3) Achievement Levels: Descriptions and Cutscores; (4) Achievement Levels: Sample Items; and (5) Performance Data.
The report is divided into the following sections: Understanding Achievement Levels for the National Assessment of Educational Progress; Overview of the Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Reading; Achievement Levels: Descriptions and Cutscores; Achievement Levels: Sample Items; and Performance Data.
The report is divided into the following sections: Understanding Achievement Levels for the Writing National Assessment of Educational Progress; Overview of the Framework for the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Writing; Achievement Levels: Descriptions and Cutscores; Achievement Levels: Sample Items; and Performance Data.
The report explains that there are three parts to NAEP achievement levels: (1) descriptions; (2) cutscores; and (3) sample items.