Designing and developing an app to perform Hofstee cut-off calculations

Ken Masters*, Nadia Al-Wardy

*Corresponding author for this work

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Determining a Hofstee cut-off point in medical education student assessment is problematic: traditional methods can be time-consuming, inaccurate, and inflexible. To counter this, we developed a simple Android app that receives raw, unsorted student assessment data in .csv format, allows for multiple judges' inputs, mean or median inputs, calculates the Hofstee cut-off mathematically, and outputs the results with other guiding information. The app contains a detailed description of its functionality.

Original languageEnglish
Article number450
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Android
  • Angoff
  • Assessment
  • Hofstee
  • MARS
  • Standard setting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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