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Achievement Test


Achievement tests are standardized measures of knowledge, information, or procedural learning (such as how to do something). This type of assessment is used to measure student learning in comparison to a norm. Achievement tests may assess general academic skill areas, such as reading, writing, or mathematics, or they may test for content knowledge in a specific academic subject such as biology or American history. Achievement tests are used by school systems to provide a standard measure of individual student performance and to provide an aggregated measure of performance that enables school systems to evaluate their effectiveness. Achievement tests are also used as part of the diagnostic assessment of individuals to determine whether they have a learning disability and therefore qualify for special education services.