Ch 13 PSYC 2060 - Degree to which any assessment procedure...

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Unformatted text preview: Degree to which any assessment procedure contributes to beneficial or improved outcomes for individuals Use of test should be linked with students learning and/or behaving better The “Outcomes Principle” ◦ What is the desired outcome for this student? ◦ How does the assessment help me assess this outcome? ◦ Does this assessment directly measure the skills necessary for the desired outcome? Inform instructional decisions ◦ Does this test help me select an appropriate intervention? ◦ Does the test help me target areas of difficulty? ◦ Does the information allow me to monitor the student’s progress and make appropriate changes to my instruction?? Make a difference in student’s outcomes ◦ Do the instructional decisions made on the basis of this assessment lead to better learning outcomes for students? Lead to better educational programs ◦ Assessment information allows you to determine if this is an effective curriculum for your class? IQ tests ◦ What information do they give us? IQ, not academic ability Does not help to give specific areas of reading problems ◦ What interventions are implicated? No “silver bullet” treatments to improve IQ No IQ specific teaching strategy ◦ Does knowing a person’s IQ improve their outcomes? Only at extreme levels, but you can’t change IQ to improve teaching Standardized Reading Test ◦ What information do they give us? Overall Reading ability Fluency vs comprehension ◦ What interventions are implicated? Repeated readings to build reading fluency PQR4 method to build comprehension ◦ Does knowing a person’s GORT 4 reading improve their outcomes? Somewhat DIBELS Reading CBMs ◦ What information do they give us? Initial sound fluency Phoneme segmentation fluency (decoding) Oral reading fluency ◦ What interventions are implicated? Picture/letter flash cards to build initial sound fluency Phonics based activities to help decode Repeated reading for fluency ◦ Does knowing a person’s DIBELS scores improve their outcomes? Yes, helps you target specific skills to improve outcomes Evaluation – measurement of student performance in academic and other areas; ◦ used to determine appropriate teaching and behavior support strategies) Research finds that students learn more in courses that use tests than in those that do not Student evaluation serves 6 primary purposes: 1. Evaluation as student feedback – should be specific 2. Feedback to teachers- should be frequent 3. Information to parents 4. Information for selection of intervention 5. Information for accountability 6. Incentives to increase student effort...
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This note was uploaded on 10/11/2011 for the course PSYC, PSYC 2076, 2060 taught by Professor Briganti,gustan,perlis,namikas,wheeler during the Spring '10 term at LSU.

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Ch 13 PSYC 2060 - Degree to which any assessment procedure...

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