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norm

something that ought to happen. Associated primarily in modern times with KELSINIAN JURISPRUDENCE, the dictum ‘law is the primary norm that stipulates the sanction’ indicates what is meant by a norm. Kelsen's theory of concretization describes the process of tracing the norm, which makes an official apply the sanction to the ultimate justification for it, the grundnorm.
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Portfolios may be compared with standardized, also called norm referenced tests, whereby the pupil's results are compared against a norm such as that of other learners locally and nationally.
standardized tests, also called norm referenced tests
ERIC Descriptors: Academic Achievement; Standardized Tests; Lunch Programs; Income; High Schools; Predictor Variables; Achievement Rating; Comparative Analysis; Comparative Testing; Norm Referenced Tests; Test Interpretation; Test Norms; Socioeconomic Status; Social Influences; Performance Based Assessment; Evaluation Methods; Measurement Objectives; Measurement Techniques; Social Indicators; Educational Assessment; Educational Indicators; Statistical Distributions; School Statistics