ERIC Number: ED193272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
CRTs and NRTs Together.
Noggle, Nelson L.
The potential use of criterion referenced tests (CRT) and norm referenced tests (NRT) in the same testing program is discussed. The advantages and disadvantages of each are listed, and the best solution, a merging, is proposed. To merge CRTs and NRTs into an overall testing program, meaningful and useful to all levels, consideration must be given to the role of both survey tests and diagnostic tests, including when and why they are administered. The possibility of having norms for a CRT is discussed. Methods of equating CRTs to NRTs are mentioned; for example, Model A from the Title I system recommends a shortened version of the equipercentile approach. A list of key recommendations for this procedure is offered. A futuristic look is taken at the proposed single evaluation process, its merging accomplished through both modern measurement and computer technology. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Title I Evaluation and Reporting System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference on Large Scale Assessment (Denver, CO, June, 1979).