Standardized Tests. What They Measure How They Measure. Construction:. Constructed by test construction experts Assisted by curriculum experts, teachers, and school administrators Administered and scored according to specific and uniform (i.e. standard) procedures. Purpose:.
What They Measure
How They Measure
Students are compared to a norm or average of performance by other similar students.
Helps to determine place or rank
Grade % of Students
Biggest Problem: People interpret them as a standard rather than a norm!
Percentile rank of 62 means the student scored 62 % better than those who took the test.
1-9 levels of markings to show where student falls in the norm referencing. It is same as percentile. “5” is average. Every other number is a certain standard deviation above or below the mean (average).