Norm Referenced Test

A norm-referenced test is a type of evaluation, assessment, or test that compares test-takers in relation to each other. A norm-referenced test tells the test-taker whether they performed better or worse than the average score. The group with which the test-taker is compared is called the norming group.

Norm-referenced tests refer to standardized and uniform assessments developed to draw comparisons and assign ranks to test-takers relative to one another. The scores of a norm-referenced test are generally reported in percentile or percentages, calculated by comparing scores against the results of a group of statistically selected test-takers, who are of the same grade level or age and have already sat the exam.

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Personality assessments, as the name implies, gauge an individual’s positive and dark personality traits. Personality assessments are modeled after two broad schools of thought – trait theory and type theory. Type-based personality assessments characterize people according to certain qualitatively distinctive categories. These are more suitable for personal use. Trait-based personality assessments view personality as a function of multiple traits and measure the degree to which each trait is present in individuals. They are used for high-stake decisions in workplace settings.

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