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Standardized and Nonstandardized Tests

Please provide an example of one standardized and one non-standardized assessment instrument (be specific with your examples, including what makes each assessment standardized or non-standardized). Then explain advantages and disadvantages of each assessment instrument you selected.

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Dear Student,

Hi and thank you for your trust. In this particular problem, I see that you have been tasked to provide 2 examples - one standardized assessment and one non-standardized assessment. An assessment is an evaluation, a test. It is undertaken to explore, find out and measure a phenomenon. In psychology and counselling, it is undertaken to measure the state, condition and capacities of a subject for a host of purposes. Being that we can use a host of examples and we can even show a standardized assessment in education (classroom setting), for example - I have taken the judgement that this is about psychological instruments and we will focus on that. I suggest this outline:

1. On Assessments - just an introduction on what assessments are and what standardized and non-standardized assessments are and their differences - 150 words.
2. Standardized assessment - an example, the advantage and disadvantage - 100 words
3. Non-standardized assessment - same as above in #2

I think this simple outline should give you what you need. You can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones



Assessments are forms of evaluations, ways of coming to know and measure aptitude, skills, knowledge and fitness. In counselling and psychology, assessments are undertaken on patients so that counsellors and therapists will come to understand the state that their patients are in, why they behave the way they do and the elements and factors that contribute to the ...

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The solution provides information, assistance, advise and exemplifications of the topic (see above) and concepts of assessments - both standardized and non-standardized. The advantages and disadvantages of each is discussed and exemplified. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.