||This is a paper intended to advise policymakers and other interested parties about
the probable consequences of alternatives for setting cut scores for teacher certification
tests. It deals with a question – the use of tests to determine who shall be licensed to
teach – that involves a complex nexus of policy, legal, and technical issues. The paper, in
addition to presenting analysis about the consequences of changes in cut scores, also
presents a review of previous research and comment on the subject and the results of
original data analysis relative to the Kentucky testing regime.