July 22, 2011 by W. Blaine Dowler
education Summer School
This week’s lesson details the types of norm-referenced reporting which are most commonly used.
July 23, 2011 @ 12:17 pm
Just to go with your article, there’s a very cool video at Youtube on Norm references
July 23, 2011 @ 2:36 pm
You know, his reference to being at his ideal weight if he were eleven feet tall is arguably a norm-referenced assessment.
W. Blaine Dowler
July 24, 2011 @ 7:46 am
That one is definitely criterion referenced. Had he been up to “the weight of the average eleven footer” it would have been norm referenced. The “ideal” weight is based on medical criteria only, regardless of trends and averages. In this case, a BMI of 22 implies a weight of 247kg, or 545lb.
July 24, 2011 @ 10:37 am
Thanks for clarifying that weighty matter.
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