Types Of Written Tests

Types of Written Tests

Types Of Written Tests

Types of Written Test

To assess the progress of student in any class, teachers utilize different types of test in different context. Each type of test has its own advantages and limitations depending on level of class, age of students, level of preparation, level of confidence, and many other factors. Written test/assessment are most common types of test to assess students in a classroom.

Types of Written Tests 

The most commonly used written tests are:

1.    Verbal 

2.    Non-verbal 

3.    Objective 

4.    Subjective 

5.    Standardized 

6.    Teacher Made 

Verbal Test

The most commonly used tests in education are verbal tests. It emphasizes on reading, writing, or speaking.

Non-verbal Test

Non-verbal tests do not require reading, writing or speaking ability by students. The non-verbal tests include drawings or numeral tests. These tests are taken to assess general progress of a student in a class. 

Objective Test

The objective tests include true/ false, multiple choice and matching tests. Objective test refer to attempt a question that has multiple answers and student are to attempt/choose correct option or they are asked to mark a statement/sentence true or false. Objective tests are very popular among students and they always opt this test to go for an exam.

Subjective Test

Subjective tests include essay writings, sentence-based answers, explanations, and reviews. Subjective test are mostly taken from students of advance level who are well at writing skills.

Standardized Test

Standardized test are designed to assess students after a regular interval. They have uniform set of instructions that are adhered to during each administration. These test include bi-annual exams, annual exams, and semester exams. These tests include a complex test pattern that may consist on multiple type of tests.

Teacher Made Test

Teacher made tests are made by teacher to be used in a specific classroom. It include custom designed according to the requirement of the teacher.  

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