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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.
It is not coincidental that the first reference to criterion-referenced testing was in the context of systems operation, where judgments had to be made about the readiness of trainees to operate machinery or conduct specific tasks within a complex process (Glaser and Klaus, 1962).
One of those learning activities common across most educational training programs is a comparison and contrast of norm-referenced and criterion-referenced testing. In teaching about the NRT/CRT, instructors often use a comparison/contrast to best address the multiple facets of 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.
This book describes the type of differentiation in instruction certain students require and shows, step-by-step, how to implement the best teaching methods, reading and literacy instruction, criterion-referenced testing, peer-assisted learning strategies, and more.