Types of Standardized Tests


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What is a standardized test?

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1. What makes a test norm-referenced?

2. What makes a test criterion-referenced?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your understanding of the types of standardized tests. For these assessments, you should be able to identify an aptitude test and the different types of standardized tests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and interactive quiz to examine your comprehension of:

  • The meaning of norm-referenced
  • An example of an aptitude test
  • Types of standardized tests
  • What a standardized test is
  • What criterion-referenced test means

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the types of standardized tests and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about a norm-referenced test
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding a criterion-referenced test

Additional Learning

To comprehend material about standardized testing, review the related lesson titled Types of Standardized Tests. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify the impact of No Child Left Behind and Common Core on testing and education
  • Distinguish the differences between norm and criterion referencing
  • Learn about the different types of standardized tests that are offered