This week’s lesson details the types of norm-referenced reporting which are most commonly used.
- Lesson one: Assessment – who is it for?
- Lesson two: Broad Types of Assessment
- Lesson three: Validity, Reliability and Item Bias
- Lesson four: Norm Referenced Assessments
Just to go with your article, there’s a very cool video at Youtube on Norm references
You know, his reference to being at his ideal weight if he were eleven feet tall is arguably a norm-referenced assessment.
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.
Thanks for clarifying that weighty matter.