ISSN:2147-7841 English

Hızlı Erişim


Bu Dergi DOI ve Crosscheck üyesidir


Abstract


A Statistical Approach to Improve the Standard Setting Process: Cluster Analysis
This study aims to use k-means cluster analysis to improve the standard setting process, to determine the passing score in two samples by three methods, to examine the validity of the cluster analysis results using an external criteria, and to compare the cluster analysis results with those produced by Angoff, Yes/No, and Ebel test centered methods. In this study, the main sample consisted of 305 students and the validation sample consisted of 179 students. The data set is composed of the students' responses to a 20-item achievement test. On the other hand, the number of judges determining the passing score according to the test centered standard setting methods was 17. A moderate correlation was found between the external criteria and the results of cluster analysis for the validation sample. Medium and highly significant relationships were observed between the different statistical methods for determining the passing score. According to the study results, in order to achieve the highest relationship with the test centered standard setting methods’ results, the following methods could be proposed respectively: determine the passing score based on the range comprising the lowest score of the first cluster and the highest score of the second cluster; logistic regression and the average score of successful cluster.

Keywords
Cluster analysis, k-means, passing score, standard setting, logistic regression


Gelişmiş Arama


Duyurular

    Eylül 2018 sayısı

    Dergimizin Eylül 2018 (Cilt: 8 Sayı: 2) sayısı yayınlanmıştır. Katkıda bulunan yazar ve hakemlerimize teşekkür ederiz.


    Mart 2019 sayısı

    Dergimizin Mart 2019 Sayısı (Cilt: 9, Sayı:2) için makale kabul edilmeye başlanmış olup makalelerinizi 15 Ocak 2019 tarihine kadar gönderebilirsiniz.



Adres :Karabuk University Journal of Institute of Social Sciences
Telefon :370-433 88 34 Faks :370-433 88 37
Eposta :nturker@karabuk.edu.tr

Web Yazılım & Programlama Han Yazılım Bilişim Hizmetleri