Please forward this error screen to 64. Young adults in Poland sit for their Matura exams. The Matura is standardized so that universities can easily compare results from students across the entire country. A standardized test is a test that is administered and tests for children 4 years of math in a consistent, or “standard”, manner.
Standardized tests are designed in such a way that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent and are administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner. Any test in which the same test is given in the same manner to all test takers, and graded in the same manner for everyone, is a standardized test. Standardized tests do not need to be high-stakes tests, time-limited tests, or multiple-choice tests. The questions can be simple or complex. Most everyday quizzes and tests taken by students typically meet the definition of a standardized test: everyone in the class takes the same test, at the same time, under the same circumstances, and all of the students are graded by their teacher in the same way. Standardized tests are perceived as being fairer than non-standardized tests, because everyone gets the same test and the same grading system.
This is fairer and more objective than a system in which some students get an easier test and others get a more difficult test. The consistency also permits more reliable comparison of outcomes across all test takers, because everyone is taking the same test. The definition of a standardized test has somewhat changed over time. In 1960, standardized tests were defined as those tests in which the conditions and content were equal for everyone taking the test, regardless of when, where, or by whom the test was given or graded. By the beginning of the 21st century, the focus shifted away from a strict sameness of conditions towards equal fairness of conditions. Later, sections on military strategies, civil law, revenue and taxation, agriculture and geography were added to the testing. In this form, the examinations were institutionalized for more than a millennium.