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March 2014 Workshop & Webcast: Dr. Lorin Mueller, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

  • 03/12/2014
  • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room 121


  • All PTCMW Members

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Title: The Perfect Cut Score: Lessons Learned from (Almost) 20 years of Setting Standards
Presenter: Lorin M. Mueller, PhD, SPHR, Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
Register for Workshop or Webcast by 5pm ET the day before; Buffet breakfast included on-site.

  • GMU Arlington Campus, Founder's Hall, Room 121
  • 3351 N Fairfax Dr, Arlington, VA 22201 (map)
  • Metro Access and Parking Available
Abstract: There is a science to the process of setting effective and defensible cut scores, but the scientific literature often neglects to adequately describe the art of the process. Many I-O psychologists see this process as tense and risky. It is. This presentation will cover the best ways to mitigate the risk of setting a good cut score, how to take control of an often ambiguous process to lower tension, and generate informative documentation. Dr. Mueller will provide attendees with several useful tools he has created over his years of setting cut scores. Further, he will show some examples of how standard setting techniques can be used in contexts other than employee selection to establish more defensible standards for a variety of organizational assessments, such as engagement surveys and performance evaluation tools.
Speaker Bio: Lorin Mueller is the Managing Director of Assessment for the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT), a not-for-profit organization that works with states to help implement national standards for licensure in physical therapy, including the National Physical Therapy Examinations (NPTE). In his role at FSBPT, Lorin oversees the development of the NPTE along with a staff of psychometricians, physical therapists, assessment development professionals, and over 100 volunteer subject matter experts each year. Lorin’s team also supports research efforts aimed at improving passing rates, improving scaling and equating, removing item bias, determining eligibility criteria, detecting security threats, and gathering validity evidence for the exams. Prior to joining FSBPT in 2011, Lorin was a Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research, where he worked for 11 years. Lorin has a PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston.

PTC/MW thanks GMU's Industrial-Organizational Psychology Student Association (IOPSA) for their continued support in organizing and hosting our monthly luncheons and workshops.

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