|Topic: Education Administration – Criterion and Normed Referenced Assessments|
Criterion and Normed Referenced Assessments
(If you are not a classroom teacher, this assignment may require that you speak to a teacher or principal).
Write a three to four-page paper addressing the following issues:
a. Define test validity according to your readings (Cite using APA).
b. Define test reliability according to your readings (Cite using APA).
c. Looking at published materials from both tests note how they address the following concepts:
d. In your general conclusions, discuss how a school administrator, familiar with this information, might be able to assist teachers in forming high quality inferences about how well students are progressing.
Note: Be prepared to present and explain your findings in the live session.
Examples of norm-referenced tests are the MAP and Terra Nova, meaning that students scores reflect their achievement in comparison to all students who took the test nationally. Typically, this is expressed as a raw score that is then converted into a percentile ranking.
Examples of published materials that students used are published materials from NWEA for the MAP test and:
American Institutes for Research. (2017, March 20). Annual technical report: Ohio’s state tests in english language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Retrieved from https://oh.portal.airast.org/core/fileparse.php/3094/urlt/OST_Annual_Technical_Report_Spri ng2016.pdf
CTB/McGraw-Hill. (2008, August 8). TerraNova, third edition the new standard in achievement. Retrieved from http://ccscolts.org/site/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/pbTN3.pdf
Data Recognition Corporation. (2019, August 19). College- and career-ready assessments. Retrieved from http://terranova3.com/PDFs/TerraNova_CCR_Brochure.pdf Data Recognition Corporation. (2017, August 17).
Ohio Department of Education. Ohio’s State Tests Practice Test Grade 5 Science.
Ohio Department of Education. (2019). Ohio State’s Tests Release Items. Retrieved from