What are the methodological differences between a ‘constructed’ and a ‘standardized’ psychological test?

This was a question asked in the exam. Kindly help me understand the key differences.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure this is even a valid contrast... 'standardized' tests are also 'constructed'. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardized_test $\endgroup$ – Fizz Mar 15 '19 at 22:17
  • $\begingroup$ As for test construction methods en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test_construction_strategies I guess the contrast intended to be made is between standardized and ad-hoc test; e.g. teacher- or psychologist-made britannica.com/science/psychological-testing/… $\endgroup$ – Fizz Mar 15 '19 at 22:22

A standardized test is one that is given in a consistent manner and yields the same, valid, results each time. Students are administered the test in the same environment and given the same amount of time. A constructed test would then be the opposite; takers are given different amounts of time, administered the test in different environments and evaluated differently.

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