ERIC Number: EJ440378
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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The Striking Contrasts between Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Tests.
Ornstein, Allan C.; Gilman, David A.
Contemporary Education, v62 n4 p287-93 Sum 1991
Explains and contrasts the techniques and philosophies of norm-referenced (NRT) and criterion-referenced tests (CRT). NRTs are criticized for lack of useful information and control. CRTs are usually teacher-made and customized to fit the classroom needs, offering more control over test content, but few teachers are prepared to develop them. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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