(krī-tēr'ē-ŏn ref'ĕr-ĕnst)
A psychometric property of a standardized test that compares a person's performance against a set of standard criteria.
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The AAPEP is a criterion-referenced test that assesses skills related to successful adult functioning in community residential and vocational settings.
It is a community based, criterion-referenced, behavioral checklist that provides a representative sample of the skills required for functioning at various levels of independence in our society" (Becker et al.
These measurement systems, such as Individually Guided Education (Klausmeier & Ripple, 1971), Individually Prescribed Instruction (Glaser, 1966), and Precision Teaching (White & Haring, 1980), required specification of behavioral objectives and carefully aligned, criterion-referenced assessment.
Conference participants may attend one of two optional pre-conference workshops: Criterion-Referenced Test Development, with Sharon Shrock and William Coscarelli, and Questionmark Boot Camp: Basic Training for Beginners, with Questionmark Trainer Rick Ault.
The new system will replace the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test now given in grades 3-8 and the End of Course Test taken by high school students.
Included in the BRIGANCE Special Education program is the Inventory of Early Development (IED) III (both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced) to assess students' developmental skills; the Comprehensive Inventory of Basic Skills (CIBS) II (both criterion-referenced and norm-referenced) to assess students' academic skills; and the Transition Skills Inventory (TSI) and Transition Skills Activities to identify students' transition needs and build key transition skills.
Chapters then emphasize how school is about learning, and describe how to monitor the accuracy of grades, why assessment must be standards-based, and how to be consistent through clear, criterion-referenced performance standards and policy and procedures.
The investigation named 178 educators, including 38 principles, and implicates Hall for perpetuating the practices by instilling a culture of fear and pushing for ever higher scores on annual Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.
Recently added to the program are materials based on the Criterion-Referenced Tests (CRT), built specifically on the Core Curriculum Standards that are tested annually on the CRT in grades 3 through 8.
When competency-based assessment was introduced into vocational education in Australia in the early 1990s it was presented as an example of criterion-referenced or criterion-based assessment, but this was a limited and misleading view of criterion referencing.
Another popular home-grown test is the College Basic Academic Subjects Examination (College BASE), a criterion-referenced achievement test developed by the Assessment Resource Center at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Despite the fact that more specific assessment criteria are now available to rank graduate programs, a criterion-referenced system for program assessment does not truly exist.