Standardized Test [Education] Law and Legal Definition

A test administered and scored in a consistent or standard manner is a standardized test. A standardized test is administered under standardized or controlled conditions that specify where, when, how, and for how long children respond to the questions. In standardized tests, the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent. A well designed standardized test provides an assessment of an individual's mastery of a domain of knowledge or skill.

A well designed standardized test implies the following:

(1)provides a systematic procedure for describing behaviors;

(2)provides specific procedures for administration and scoring;

(3)substance for test is arrived at from experiment or observation;

(4)questions have an established format and set of materials;

(5)same response modes are expected from all candidates;

(6)provides tables of norms and scores of test takers so that comparisons can be made.