The Nedelsky Method
The Nedelsky method is based on the concept that the borderline candidate responds to multiple-choice items by first eliminating the responses he/she believes are incorrect and then assessing the plausibility of the remaining responses. This particular method is applicable for multiple-choice formatted exams. Using this method:
- SMEs determine the number of response options that candidates consider implausible.
- SMEs then assign probabilities to each item based on how many response options remain.
- The passing score is established by averaging the total probabilities (see table).