ERIC Number: EJ470532
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
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Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Tests: An Overview.
Ornstein, Allan C.
NASSP Bulletin, v77 n555 p28-39 Oct 1993
Examines the differences between norm-referenced tests (standardized assessments of intelligence, aptitude, achievement, and personality) and criterion-referenced tests. Until school districts improve their potential to develop meaningful criterion-referenced tests, norm-referenced tests will be the major yardstick for measuring student learning--despite cultural differences and mismatches between test content and local curriculum objectives. (MLH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
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