ERIC Number: ED078029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1950-May
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Norms Must Be Relevant.
Test Service Bulletin, n39 p16-19 May 1950
The necessity for relevance in making and using norms is discussed. Two major points are made (1) norms should yield meaning in terms of the particular purpose for which the testing is done; and (2) legitimate and illegitimate general norms abound in test manuals. These principles are presented as practical guides: (1) avoid unjustified general norms; (2) define national norms; (3) combine populations with care, and only when the resulting group has definite meaning; (4) report all the genuinely useful data available; (5) accumulate and use local and special-group norms; and (6) feed local and special norms back to help build the body of knowledge available to test users. (For related documents, see TM 002 841-843, 845.) (KM)
Descriptors: Bulletins, Group Norms, Local Norms, National Norms, Norms, Test Interpretation, Test Results
Not available separately; see TM 002 841
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Authoring Institution: Psychological Corp., New York, NY.