Cut Scores??

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  1. katerina03

    katerina03 Devotee

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    Ok I would appreciate someone who can explain to me what "cut scores" are regarding VA benchmark tests. I am supposed to find my students' passing rate by using "cut scores", but what does "cut score" mean?
     
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  3. km51571

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    the score in which you have to acheive to be considered passing or proficient
     
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    ahhh students who make the "cut" or not or the cut off
     
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    i.e. 45 correct answers is the cut score for this particular adminstration of the test even if it isn't 70%. This is done with benchmarks because you might have a cut score of 45 for the 2nd six weeks and 65 for the 3rd six weeks of an exam with the same types of questions.
     
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    Thank you all.
     

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