Standardized testing programs are designed to provide students, parents, teachers and counselors with valuable data that will help students achieve maximum potential.

There are both norm-referenced tests which provide a basis for comparing students' achievement performance with that of other students’ achievement performance nationally and criterion-referenced tests which measure students' mastery of the curriculum. These tests also provide a basis for making wise decisions regarding course offerings, help students consider various career options and enable administrators and teachers to determine the effectiveness of educational programs.

See below for a short overview of each standardized test including its purpose, participation, intended use and unique characteristics. 

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