a test that can be scored with reference to a scoring key and, therefore, does not require expert judgment in the scoring process. This is unlike a subjective test that depends on impression and opinion at the time of scoring.
a test with high degree of scoring objectivity, as a multiple- choice test. Cp. essay examination.
An objective test has a predetermined scoring key. Multiple choice tests are an example of such a test.
An examination in which questions requiring a very short answer are posed. It can be multiple choice, true-false, fill-in-the-blank, etc. The questions are related to facts (thus objective) rather than to opinions (or subjective).
The test used to determine the conduct or mental state or behaviour or intention of a person when that person said or did something. The test uses a standard external to the person. That is, the test asks what would a reasonable person decide what the particular individual intended taking into account all the circumstances. The test is generally used in the civil law, whilst the subjective test is generally used in criminal law. Click here to go back to the glossary. If you entered from another page click your web browsers "back" button
A test which having been documented and validated is under control so that it can be demonstrated that all appropriately trained staff will obtain the same results within defined limits. These defined limits relate to expressions of degrees of probability as well as numerical values.
Test in which the learner selects from two or more alternatives.
A test for which a list of correct answers, one for each test item, can be provided so that subjective opinion or judgment is eliminated from the scoring procedure. Multiple-choice, true/false, and matching-item tests are purely objective, while short answer and completion-item tests are less so.
Objective tests are psychological tests which are different in nature from projective tests, which are based on Freudian Psychology (Psychoanalysis) and seek to expose the unconscious perceptions of people. Conversely, objective tests generally explore an individual's conscious thoughts and feelings. Objective tests tend to be more reliable and valid than projective tests.