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objective test

any test in which the responses are scored by reference to a set of correct answers so that, in this sense at least, no subjective assessment enters the scoring. See also FIXED-CHOICE QUESTIONNAIRE, QUESTIONNAIRE.
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Objective tests at Operational, Management and Strategic level are available on demand.
These measurements can then be used to measure the extent of damage to certain areas post-concussion, and hopefully be used to develop objective tests to be used by physicians field-side.
They correlated these findings with the 6-meter walk and the "get-up and go" test results, and compared this to the correlation between patient self-reports and the same objective tests.
Chief Justice John Roberts said he did not understand Clement's response, and Kennedy asked Clement again to describe an objective test the court could use.
Essay questions are good for testing general explanations, interpretations and problem-solving concepts--all of which may be difficult to measure with objective test questions.
There are times when an objective test is better than no test.
Since multiple choice is an objective test in a quantitative subject (basic statistics) the possibility of grading bias was minimized.
The scrimmages cover seven objective tests, while the regional competition at the end of January will include the speech, interview and essay portions to complete the 10-subject academic competition.
Although his patients report that they feel less sleepiness, they show little improvement on objective tests of their propensity to fall asleep against their will.
Compared with projective tests, objective tests are more independent of contemporary psychological theory; are relatively brief; are frequently self-administered, require less professional training to administer, score, and interpret; have reproducible and generally acceptable norms for psychiatric and forensic populations; and are more acceptable to the court system.
Psychometric tests have become widespread because employers believe such objective tests make selecting the right people easier.

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