Measuring_Knowledge_and_Skill

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Evaluating Knowledge and Skill Purposes of Knowledge Testing • Assigning a grade (summative evaluation) • Measuring progress (formative evaluation) • Providing feedback to students or participants • Motivating students or participants • Documenting effectiveness • Assessing instructional effectiveness • Selecting instructors/employees • Certification Bloom’s Taxonomy Knowledge Comprehension Application Analysis Synthesis Evalua tion Definitions of Types of Knowledge • Evaluation ▫ Making a judgment about based on information from various sources • Synthesis ▫ Combining ideas from a variety of sources into a cohesive whole • Analysis ▫ Identifying components, patterns, and relationships • Application ▫ Using knowledge in a practical situation • Comprehension ▫ Understanding the ‘why’ behind the knowledge What Type of Knowledge Test • Essay vs. Objective ▫ Differences in construction and scoring difficulty • Mastery vs. Discrimination ▫ Are you trying to determined who is ‘best’ or which people have attained a level of knowledge Mastery Test • Used to determine whether students have mastered the material. ▫ Items test information everyone is expected to know. • Formative evaluation with criterion-referenced standards (e.g., graded pass-fail)....
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course KIN 3502 taught by Professor Porter during the Fall '08 term at LSU.

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