Monitoring the university admissions process in Spain
AbstractThe examinations taken by high-school graduates in Spain and the role of the examination in the university admissions process are described. The following issues arising in the assessment of the process are discussed: reliability of grading, comparability of the grades and scores(equating), maintenance of standards, and compilation and use of the grading process, and their integration in the operational grading are proposed. Various schemes for score adjustment are reviewed and feasibility of their implementation discussed. The advantages of pretesting of items and of empirical checks of experts' judgements are pointed out. The paper concludes with an outline of a planned reorganisation of the higher education in Spain, and with a call for a comprehensive programme of empirical research concurrent with the operation of the examination and scoring system.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra in its series Economics Working Papers with number 257.
Date of creation: Jul 1997
Date of revision: Dec 1997
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Admissions process; examinee's choice; pretesting; rater reliability; score adjustment;
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- Nicholas Longford, 1997. "Shrinkage estimation of linear combinations of true scores," Psychometrika, Springer, vol. 62(2), pages 237-244, June.
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