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testing

the checking of raw materials, components and finished products to ensure that they meet specified performance standards. In principle all materials, components and products could be tested but in practice firms will usually only test a sample of such items. See QUALITY CONTROL. See also ADVERTISING EFFECTIVENESS TEST, NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, TEST MARKETING.
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Following this, contemporary assessment trends, such as the Criterion-Referenced Testing movement and Computer-based and Adaptive Testing (CAT) approaches, are reviewed.
Construct Validity and Criterion-Referenced Testing.
This learning activity is a merger of several previous works, incorporating text, data, as well as graphics from other renowned sources and discussing various facets of norm- and criterion-referenced testing.
Criterion-referenced testing is relatively easy to develop and administer if good performance or behavioral objectives-that clearly indicate the acceptable standards or levels of performance-have been developed prior to the testing process.
These early discussions of criterion-referenced testing as performance-based assessment also suggest the connections between performance assessment and authentic assessment.