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Norm-referenced test

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A norm-referenced test measures a candidate's mark against what other people are achieving in the same test. It can be compared with a criterion-referenced test, which measures a candidate's mark against a series of criteria and produces a description of level based on those criteria. Norm-based tests are useful for indicating the level of an individual learner in comparison with others.

The SAT test in the United States is a norm-referenced test.

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