Standardized Test Assignment Preparation Worksheet
1.) What is a “standardized” test?
2.) What is a “norm-referenced” test?
3.) What is a “criterion-referenced” test?
4.) Standardized tests are not always norm-referenced. Norm-referenced tests are not always
standardized. How so? Give examples to explain your answer:
5.) What is the “normative sample” of a standardized test?
6.) Where would you find information about the normative sample used for a particular test?
7.) What test will you be reviewing for your standardized test description assignment?
8.) What do you know about the normative sample used in your assigned test?
9.) What information do you need to obtain in order to determine the extent to which the
normative sample of your assigned test is similar to the local student population?
10.) What course readings would apply to the question of whether or not your assigned test
would be appropriate for use with (a) students with mental retardation and severe
disabilities and (b) with culturally and linguistically diverse students?
11.) What have you learned in this course so far about the applicability of norm referenced tests
to student populations that are different from the normative sample?