Lecture 2 Notes - Lecture 2 Notes Criterion Referenced...

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Lecture 2 Notes Criterion Referenced Tests Determine if the student can perform a specific set of skills Determine if the student is ready to move to the next set of skills Used to measure a students’ progress Example of criterion referenced test- DOLCH sight word list: vocabulary students should know in specific grade levels Teacher-made tests are considered criterion referenced tests NCLB determines what criteria students should meet Norm Referenced Tests Compare the performance of a student to the known performances of averages for large numbers of students in their age or grade The larger the data set, the more meaningful the curve is The test must be: o Valid: Related to the real world o Reliable: students should get similar results if the test is administered more than once o Current: must be updated every 10 years o Developed with diverse populations: must reflect SES and ethnic groups Criticism- the content of the test does not match the curriculum
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