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Differentiate between Norm Vs Criterion Referenced testing.give answer in points
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- That group of students is called the "norm" group, which could also be considered as a form of "control" group.
- The scores of NRTs are often presented in percentages or percentiles.
- It is mostly a placement and comparison type of testing. An example of an NRT is the SAT.
- Since these tests seek for mastery, they are often given to people seeking a specific licensure, certification, or endorsement for which the CRT data will show the mastery on a specific skill.
- Scores are reported as pass/fail, and not in percentiles.
- Cut offs for pass/fail scores are determined by test administrators.
- An example of a CRT is the Washington State MSPs (Measurement of Student Progress) which was used to comply with NCLB.
The difference between Criterion and Norm-referenced testing is mainly the way in which the data is analyzed and used after getting the scores back.
The NRT (Norm-Referenced Test) takes the information produced by the student data and compares the performance of the student with that of other test takers that have already taken that same test.
Criterion-Referenced tests (CRTs) are tests that determines the mastery of the student in a specific skill. The skill is what is referred to as the "criterion."
Posted by herappleness on November 6, 2012 at 5:21 PM (Answer #1)
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