Types of large scale assessments

For schools and school districts to adequately assess students’ achievement and growth toward important achievement targets, multiple sources of data are often utilized.  These data sources often include the use of assessments that typically fall into two categories:

Criterion Referenced Assessments

Norm Referenced Assessments

Both types of assessments might be considered to be “Standardized Assessments,” meaning they are administered and scored under standard conditions that do not vary between student or time of administration. The structure of these assessments, the resulting scores and the generalizations that can be made upon the interpretation of the results varies greatly.

Large scale assessments include:


Assessments used in Central Rivers AEA

Download a PDF of the assessments most commonly used in Central Rivers AEA that includes grade level, content area and a description.