Factors to Consider When Selecting a Standardized Test

Examine why it is important to consider the purpose, the content, skills or constructs assessed, the intended population, and the required training when selecting a standardized test for your specialization or a related profession.

Identify a test category that is relevant to your academic specialization or a related profession. The List of Tests by Type identifies the 11 categories you may choose from. Compare and contrast the three tests based on the purpose for testing, the content, skills, or constructs assessed and evaluated based on one’s area of specialization or a related profession.

The normative sample, sampling procedures, and the intended population and evaluation are based on the anticipated populations served by one’s specialization or related profession. The training required to administer, score, interpret and evaluate based on one’s anticipated assessment training or the training of a related profession.