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It's an example but not germane to this process.

The passing score for formal ("real") certifications involves detailed
statistical analysis at the item-level basis combined with expert opinions
of disinterested subject matter experts as to whether a minimally competent
person in that job role should be able to know, apply, or perform a stated
concept or task. This is known as Modified Angoff Scoring and is a common
method for setting the cut score - PMP uses this for example.

Regards,

Jesse Wilkins, CIP, CRM
Director, Research & Development
AIIM
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On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:43 AM, D NISHIMURA <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> This wasn't to suggest that IGP grades this way, but it's just an example
> of not knowing what a passing grade was before the test.
>
> -Doug
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: D NISHIMURA
> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:40 PM
> To: 'Records Management Program'
> Subject: RE: ARMA IGP
>
> I remember the occasional teachers/professors (back in the 70s and early
> 80s) who took grading "on the curve" pretty seriously.  They had some idea
> where they expected that most of us would be (the mean of a normal or
> Gaussian curve) and all grades were shifted linearly so that majority of
> students hit the expected "mean" and then individual grades in the tails
> were shifted up  or down  a bit such that about 68% of us fell within 1
> standard deviation of the mean, 95% of us fell within 2 standard
> deviations, and 99% fell within 3 standard deviations. Roughly speaking the
> grades were already determined and the test assigned students to the
> grades. A passing grade on the test was determined by how the class
> performed. The obvious problem with this method is that a great class might
> need to get a 90% to pass while in a poor class, 40% might be enough to
> pass. The biggest losers would be the high scorers in a poor class.
>
> -Doug
> Douglas Nishimura
> Image Permanence Institute
> Rochester Institute of Technology
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