Statistics Corner: Differences in how norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests are developed and validated?

Article appearing in Shiken 18.1 (August 2014) pp. 29-33.

Author:James Dean Brown
University of Hawai'i at Manoa

J. D. Brown addresses the following questions: What are the differences between the norm-referenced and criterion-referenced families of tests? What strategies are used to develop and validate NRTs and CRTs? What are the differences in NRT and CRT development and validation strategies?

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