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For professional certification testing, see certification. For proficiency and aptitude tests, see aptitude tests. For a synopsis of hardware and software tests, see testing types.
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Criterion-Referenced Testing: the State of the Art.
This learning activity is a merger of several previous works, incorporating text, data, as well as graphics from other renowned sources and discussing various facets of norm- and criterion-referenced testing. Primary authors used as sources in the generation of this article not already cited include:
Most of the test theorists at the time emphasized content or knowledge domains as the source of items for these tests (e.g., Baker, 1974, Popham, 1974), but it is worth noting that several tended to use performance tasks and the assessment of skills as illustrative examples when addressing the measurement issues involved in criterion-referenced testing (e.g., Nitko, 1984; Skager, 1974).
The results are performance-based, also known as criterion-referenced testing.
A generation of teachers was schooled in the theory and methods of criterion-referenced testing. Changing curriculum and instruction has always required more than just introducing some new variety of high-stakes test.
Proponents of criterion-referenced testing, such as James Popham (1995), called for tests that inform teachers about their successes and failures.