standardized test


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standardized test

 [stan´dard-īzd]
a test that has already been used on a wide population of subjects; its results are not limited in application to a particular test group.

standardized test

any empirically developed examination with established reliability and validity as determined by repeated evaluation of the method and results.

standardized test

A test that has been developed empirically, has adequate norms, definite instructions for administration, and evidence of reliability and validity.
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Thus in each standardized test, there should be clear statements of the following:
When 11 former Atlanta Public Schools educators were convicted in March of racketeering for altering student standardized test scores in a systemic cheating scandal uncovered six years ago, it left many shocked and others concerned about the tests themselves.
In October 2013, Hagopian and his colleagues at Garfield High School refused to administer the Seattle District's Measures of Academic Progress, or MAP, standardized test.
Our study found no significant differences-in either college GPA or graduation rates-between students who submitted standardized test scores and those who did not.
BARRE -- The Quabbin Regional School District superintendent's decision last month to temporarily suspend in-school music lessons -- to allow all students more class time to prepare for the pilot testing of a new standardized test -- brought more than 30 objecting parents to a school committee meeting Wednesday.
Valerie Strauss, "Teacher Boycott of Standardized Test in Seattle Spreads," Washington Post, January 26, 2013, http://www.
It includes an appendix showing standardized test websites, along with one outlining a strategy for handling an essay exam.
Comparing a school's standardized test scores to those of other schools is one approach to measuring effectiveness, but a major objection to this method is that students' test scores tend to be related to students' "socioeconomic" status--family household income, for example, or parents' educational background.
A regression analysis revealed that motivational beliefs and use of self-regulated learning strategies are significant predictors of math standardized test scores beyond and above parents' active and reactive homework involvement and students' gender and ethnic differences.
The purge of intellectual activity in the public schools that began with expansion of standardized tests in the 1960s, furthered by Ritalin and other chemical toxins, and accelerated by ``No Standardized Test Left Behind,'' thus advances another goose step thanks to the California Legislature and ``Herr Goobernator.
Grounded in the Word: A Guide to Mastering Standardized Test Vocabulary and Biblical Comprehension by Dr.
The second and more significant problem with an overreliance on standardized test scores is that these tests cannot measure many qualities that are essential for success in college and beyond.

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