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September 24, 2009

Norm Referenced Testing




Norm referenced testing is used to compare a examinee's performance in comparison to other examinees.This method of assessment is popular, when comparisons have to be drawn between a large number of candidates,the results  separate the high achievers from the low achievers and  rank them in accordance of their ability.The results can be used to accept or refuse candidates into certain academic programmes.


Critereon–referenced assessments

Criterion-referenced assessments measure how well a student performs against an objective or criterion rather than another student. Criterion-referenced classrooms are skills-oriented, and inform all students of the expected standard and teach them to succeed on a related outcome.This method of assessment is used to ascertain the success of an academic programme.



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