ERIC Number: ED104921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Reference Count: 0
Test Norms: Their Use and Interpretation.
Womer, Frank B.
The process of determining test norms and of using them realistically is discussed. This process involves putting meaning into a single test score by relating it to other test scores achieved by other pupils or by the same pupil at other times. The focus of attention is on the meaning of test norms; it is not on the meaning of types of test scores. For example, how norm tables that yield IQ's are developed will be considered, but not the concept of the IQ itself. Some attention is given to the actual development of percentile norms, but the various characteristics and facets of percentiles are not discussed. Attention is centered around norms for widely used, nationally standardized tests, as distinct from teacher-made classroom tests. Some of the principles discussed apply to both, but the major purpose of this publication is clarification of national test norms. (Author/BJG)
Descriptors: Comparative Testing, Group Norms, National Norms, Norm Referenced Tests, Norms, Standardized Tests, Test Interpretation, Test Norms, Testing, Testing Problems
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00 per copy; discount: 2-9 copies, 10%; 10 or more, 20%)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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