What is a standardized test? A standardized test is an objective test that is given and scored in a uniform manner. • Standardized tests are developed by educational testing experts. They are carefully constructed and items are selected after trials for appropriateness and difficulty, to make sure the results are accurate and meaningful. • All students who take the same version of a standardized test will have the same conditions and the same amount of time to complete the test. • Standardized tests usually assess student skills and knowledge on a broad level and may test all multiple areas at the same time.