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Table 2 Cut scores of standard-setting procedure (average number of items solved at border of a cut score)

From: The standard setting process: validating interpretations of stakeholders

Item format Average number of items round 1 Average number of items round 2
MC (SD) CMC (SD) All (SD) MC (SD) CMC (SD) All (SD)
Cut 1 5.33 (2.55) 4.44 (2.08) 9.78 (4.20) 0.67 (1.19) 1.81 (0.91) 2.47 (1.80)
Cut 2 10.33 (2.38) 7.36 (1.95) 17.69 (3.60) 4.33 (2.55) 4.28 (1.56) 8.61 (3.00)
Cut 3 14.67 (2.72) 9.61 (1.82) 24.28 (3.60) 12.56 (1.70) 7.17 (1.56) 19.72 (2.40)
Cut 4 16.78 (0.51) 11.28 (1.69) 28.06 (1.80) 16.78 (0.51) 10.31 (1.95) 27.08 (2.40)
  1. Number of items to be solved for MC and CMC items refers to number of items within the same item format
  2. MC multiple choice, CMC complex multiple choice, SD standard deviation