The Angoff Cutoff Score Method: The Impact of Frame-of-Reference Rater Training Academic Article uri icon


  • One of the most preferred and widely used methods for generating cutoff scores in content-related validity situations is the Angoff procedure. This procedure, however, typically displays low inter-rater reliability. Very little is known about the accuracy of the cutoff scores. The present study compares the effect of two frame-of-reference rater training approaches on the reliability and accuracy of cutoff scores generated by the Angoff procedure. Results indicate that both frame-of-reference rater training strategies resulted in significantly higher levels of interrater reliability and more accurate decisions than a non-frame-of-reference condition.

published proceedings

  • Educational and Psychological Measurement

author list (cited authors)

  • Fehrmann, M. L., Woehr, D. J., & Arthur, W

citation count

  • 20

complete list of authors

  • Fehrmann, Melinda L||Woehr, David J||Arthur, Winfred

publication date

  • December 1991