| | | | | | | | |10/20/2012 3:39:49 PM | | | | | |Norm-Reference tests are “most appropriate when one wishes to make comparisons across large numbers of students or important | |decisions regarding student placement and advancement” (Assessment purposes, 2011). One example of a Norm-Reference test would | |be the COMPASS Test which is given to students entering college. This test assesses the reading, writing, and mathematical | |level of students in order to determine which English and math class individuals are placed in order to give the best | |opportunity for success as they begin their college education. The COMPASS assesses individuals by using the lower taxonomy | |levels. After completion of the test, students are placed in a remediation level English or math class if they fail to | |demonstrate the ability to demonstrate knowledge of the concepts at these lower cognitive levels. | |Criterion-Reference test are “most appropriate for quickly assessing what concepts and skills students have learned from a | |segment of instruction”...
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