to test something in the field, i. e. under the actual conditions under which it will be used; as, The Army field-tested the new tanks. Used in contrast with testing in a laboratory or under controlled conditions.
A field test is the second stage of pre-testing and is given one year prior to the operational NAEP assessment. At field test, the student assessment instrument for the following year is finalized. The instrument is administered to a nationally representative sample of students, and IRT scaling decisions are made using the response data. NOTE: Previously, the term "field test" was used to refer to the first stage of item tryout in all NAEP subject-area assessments. However, beginning with the 2003 assessments, the term applies only to reading and mathematics. The stage of testing formerly referred to as a field test, starting in 2003 and in all future assessments, will be referred to as the "pilot test." All items in NAEP assessments are pilot tested, but only reading and mathematics are field tested.
Practical but valid substitute for a more complex laboratory test
A field test is the trial use of supplementary, instructional materials in a classroom (school, division or district-wide). As new materials become available, the field test provides an opportunity for teachers to critique and recommend new materials which address a need or gap in the currently adopted curriculum.
a test of the performance of some new product under the conditions in which it will be used
a release into the environment
a type of scenario test in which the testing environment is the normal working place of the user, who is observed by one or more evaluators taking notes, recording times, etc
A test that is conducted in a natural environment and under natural conditions.
A contained trial that monitors the behaviour of the organism, under conditions similar to those of the environment into which the organism is likely to be released.
The carrying on of trials on the behaviour of the organism, under conditions similar to those of the environment into which the organism is likely to be released. The organism, or any heritable material from it, must be retrieved or destroyed at the end of the trials. Field test includes large-scale fermentation of micro-organisms.
The study of a program, project, or instructional material in settings like those where it is to be used. Field tests may range from preliminary primitive investigations to full-scale summative studies.
A trial of a biometric application in 'real world' as opposed to laboratory conditions.
Testing that is performed at the user site.
a test performed by ophthalmologists to assesses how much peripheral vision you have, monitor vision and assess how well patients are responding to treatment.