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    Norm Referenced and Criterion Referenced Tests

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    Is there a difference between a standardized national or state curriculum vs. norm-referenced tests for evaluating students for general skills and abilities?

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    The difference is not between standardized and norm referenced tests. All standardized tests are either norm-referenced or criterion-reference. So there is a difference between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests. Standardized tests, and in particular standardized aptitude tests such as the ACT and SAT, provide an objective measure of ability and achievement. Some are norm-referenced, which means that the student's score is compared with a select group called ''the norm group." Half the kids do better than the ...

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    All standardized tests are either norm-referenced or criterion-reference. However, there is a difference between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests. Standardized tests, and in particular standardized aptitude tests such as the ACT and SAT, provide an objective measure of ability and achievement. The differences are displayed.

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