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A standardized test is one that attempts to measure your academic skills and scholastic development relative to others in your grade or age level. Your scores in a variety of subjects are compared to your peers who take the same exam under precisely the same conditions. Standardized tests are sometimes called "norm-referenced" tests because of this comparison.
A Benchmarked test is the type of test that Kidtest.comSM offers. It mimics standardized tests because it compares your test scores in several important subjects to those of your peers. However, since we cannot verify the conditions under which these tests are taken, we do not call these exams fully "standardized."
The exams in the Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM on the Kidtest.comSM web site are different from standardized tests. Kidtest.com'sSM benchmarked exams are potentially highly informative. But they cannot measure performance as accurately as standardized exams given under controlled test-taking conditions. This means the percentile scores you receive from Kidtest.comSM are related to many other tests taken under the same uncontrolled conditions under which you took your test. This produces an error factor that is unknown, but we believe it is small enough not to affect results substantially.
While there is no guarantee that your performance on tests will correspond to your school grades, the correlation can be high. You can use the products offered by Kidtest.comSM to improve your academic performance and to keep it high once you've achieved your performance goals.
The Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM tests for young children have approximately 25 questions per subject. Each test in the Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM for third grade and more advanced students has approximately 50 questions and is timed with this in mind. Other tests like those that are state-specific or those designed to track standardized tests may have more questions.
Technically, your test counts. That is, our computer system scores your test and will report it to you. However, when the system reports your scores in relation to the results of other test-takers, your relative position does not reflect your true performance on the exam.
We encourage each test taker to take his or her tests alone.
Sometimes. It depends on the type of exam you take. For instance, you will not be given test answers when you take Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM tests.
Yes. Our Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM tests are organized according to grade and subject. Surf through our Tests page and pick the ones right for you. It's usually a good idea to begin your Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM tests with the test for the grade you completed last year and move on to tests for your current and future years.
Yes. The Kidtest.comSM computer system allows you to stop a Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM test and continue it at a later time. However, if you do, it does not compare your scores to those calculated for test takers who take the same test in the allotted time. The system does this because the benchmarked comparisons provided for the Kidtest Benchmarked SequenceSM are most meaningful when students take the tests under similar conditions.
Absolutely. Only you and anyone who has your password information can see your scores. Kidtest.comSM will not report individual scores to schools, states, or other entities unless we get your permission.
Almost anything you want! We created our flash card system as a way to help you prepare for examinations or scenarios in which memorization is important. Use them in whatever way helps you most.
Not unless you are explicitly taking part in a Kidtest.comSM program that is set up to send scores to schools or states.
Yes, although you may gain more from taking exams similar to those emphasized in your state. View our State and Province Tests pages to see the current status of our association with your state.
Check out our Tests pages to subscribe to a testing program. You will find tests and test preparation material that are right for you.
In some cases, state tests are very similar to or are the same as well-known standardized tests.
You may write to blank Kidtest.comSM Flashcards one time. You may study from them as many times as you like.
You may use regular, pre-written Flashcards as often as you like.