Testing Terms

Close Procedure
Students fill in missing words based on context (e.g. fill-in-the-blank sentences).
Rubric
A method of scoring work (e.g. an essay) using a numerical value (e.g. 1-5), where each value is associated with certain characteristics.
Formative Assessment
Assessing a student’s understanding as you teach a unit (e.g. through homework, in-class activities, journal writing, etc.).
Cumulative Assessment
Assessing a student’s understanding at the end of a unit (e.g. through a Unit Test).
Criterion-Referenced Test
Students are tested to see how much of a subject (the criterion) they actually understand (as compared to a specific learning objective and not to other students).
Norm-Referenced Test
Students are tested to see how much of a subject they understand as compared to other students in their age group.