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Purpose of testing

1 Briefly discuss the concept “grade inflation”.

Grading inflation is the way in which educators assesses the
students on the high level than they worth.

2 What is an aptitude test battery?

An aptitude test battery is a collection or series of tests to measure
the aptitude /potential of the students.

3 Briefly discuss the types of educational decisions every
classroom teacher must make.

1. Instructional decisions: It is a decision that revolves
around the adjustment of the instructional plan.
2. Grading decisions: It is based on the performance and
knowledge that the students have acquired.
3. Diagnostic decisions: The educator must find the
strengths and weaknesses of the students.

4 Briefly discuss the type of data that is needed for diagnostic
decisions.

Objective test data and Subjective test data.

Norm and criterion referenced tests

1 Briefly discuss the educational decisions for which you would
want to use norm referenced test.

2 Briefly discuss the educational decisions for which you would
want to use criterion referenced test.

Types of decisions Norm referenced Criterion referenced
tests tests
1. Instructional  √
Decisions
2. Grading Decisions √ √
3. Diagnostic √ √
Decisions
4. Selection Decisions √ 
5. Placement √ √
Decisions
6. Counseling √ √
Decisions
7. Program Decisions √ √
8. Promotion Decisions √ 

9. Graduation √  Decisions .