A test or exam is an educational examination meant to measure the knowledge, skill, talent, aptitude, mental capacity, or overall classification in different subjects. Usually, there are a series of questions to be answered by the test taker and then a mark given to the answers. The results of a test can be used for a student as a guide. Students can also make use of a test score card to analyze their scores and to find out where they stand. There are many different kinds of test available and the kind of examination required will depend on the age group of the child.
The most common kind of examination is the IQ or Intelligence Quotient test, also known as IQ test. This test is usually conducted with the help of a computer and the results are read out by the examiner. The results indicate the ability of the child in reasoning, memory, learning, decision making, and attention. There are many different brands of IQ tests and some of them are based on colors, numbers, and shapes while others incorporate a mixture of all these aspects.
Another type of IQ test is the verbal skills test. It is usually done by a panel of experts consisting of a psychologist, an intelligence analyst, a language pathologist and a financial advisor. The child is asked a series of questions pertaining to his/her knowledge in the English language and then he/she has to provide a written response in the shortest time possible. The entire process of this kind of test is based on a multiple regression model. In this model, the effects of different variables affecting the IQ score are predicted based on the current status of the IQ score of the child. The test automation system generates a report based on the information provided by the child.
Another kind of IQ test scenario is the combination SAT test cases. In a SAT test scenario, a set of 500 test cases would be generated randomly and the child would have to analyze all the test cases to find out what answers actually apply to the question being asked. A math problem or an essay would be given and the child will have to solve it within the given time. Once he/she successfully solves the test case, the solution would be revealed and the child would be asked to write a conclusion about the situation.
The third scenario would be the standardize IQ test cases. In the standardize IQ test cases, the child is required to enter a number of text boxes and then the computer would automatically fill in the required information into the appropriate boxes. The expected result will then be revealed and the child would have to accept the maximum number of characters as the minimum answer. In cases where the maximum number of characters is required, the child may need to read ahead to find out the correct character.
The fourth scenario would be the statewide standardized tests. In this case, the entire data set is sent to a centralized location for analysis. Analysis involves state-wide testing and the test taker is just required to login onto the site. This particular kind of test is called the entire collection test. It is believed that the test takers in the United States spend approximately $4000 dollars for the entire collection test. State-wide standardized tests are comprised of multiple choice questions, writing tests, memory tests, and intelligence tests.