Introduction to Computer-Aided Bookmarking (CAB)
CAB (Computer-Aided Bookmarking) was designed to implement the Bookmarking method of standard setting to set one cut score on a test with multiple choice and constructed response items. It efficiently captures panelists’ annotations of knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to correctly respond to each multiple-choice item or to score at a specific level on each constructed response item.
Interrater consistency information is a type of feedback that may be provided after each round of rating. Impact data may also be provided through an interactive interface. CAB was used for setting cut scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Grade 12 Preparedness Judgmental Standard Setting (JSS) Studies. CAB may be set up to be used for other tests with multiple-choice and constructed response items so long as only one cut score is being set.
The following documentation is available for CAB:
- CAB Panelist User Guide: Provides general information and instructions to panelists using the CAB application for judgmental standard setting.
- CAB Administration User Guide: Provides general information and instructions to administrators using the CAB application to manage the judgmental standard setting process.
- CAB Technical User Guide: Provides system requirements and install information for the CAB Panelist and Administration applications.
For additional information, refer to the JSS reports on the National Assessment Governing Board website:
A comparison on the two software types with functionalities is available here.
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