Exams: 55% is satisfactory, is this correct?

EXAMENS, Magazine for the assessment practice is intended as a forum for scientific and state-of-the-art research in the field of examinations in its broadest sense.

Jolanda Soeting wrote an article about a common phenomenon: the cesure of 55%. It is often assumed that a test has been made satisfactory with a score of 55%. But is this correct?

This article is only available in Dutch.

Examens – Artikel Cesuur door Jolanda Soeting