LevineLecture - Dr. Mel Levine: Assessment Axioms 1. Assess...

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Dr. Mel Levine: Assessment Axioms 1. Assess with the goal of deepening the understanding of the student. 2. Remember that assessment is not synonymous with testing. 3. Assess from as many angles as possible. 4. Use both flexible and standardized techniques, and collect both qualitative and quantitative data. 5. Think in terms of constructs rather than in terms of tests. 6. Search for recurring themes. 7. Make linkages to school and to life. 8. Generate a profile of strengths and weaknesses. 9. Do not get bogged down in etiology. 10. Bear in mind that there is no free lunch.
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Kids Taking Tests Some Guidelines and Safeguards: Testing can be a useful, uniform, objective way to gauge the extent to which all children are learning. Testing when used properly can be an aid to elevating educational standards, but not if it creates larger numbers of students deemed unsuccessful by our society. Not all children can demonstrate their strengths in the same manner; therefore, different kids may need to be tested or allowed to demonstrate their strengths differently. Ultimately students could be given some choice with respect to how they would prefer to be evaluated. It is cruel to “rub a kid’s nose” in something he is poor at; in the worst cases, this is what
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