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assessment - components and across time • If a test is...

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Assessment A. You of the students B. You and the students of you and the course
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Purposes of Assessment Assignments and tests should: Reinforce your learning goals Provide you and your students with feedback on their progress Provide you with feedback on your performance
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Some Vocabulary Supply type (ST) tests Norm-referenced systems Holistic scoring rubrics Summative feedback Choice type (CT) tests Criterion-referenced systems Analytical scoring rubrics Formative feedback
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Reliability and Validity: The Gold Standard If a test is reliable , it is a dependable, stable indicator of student learning, and scores should be consistent across
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Unformatted text preview: components and across time. • If a test is valid , it measures what it is supposed to measure. More on Formative Assessment • For them – Mud cards – PRS – Drafts of papers • For you – Mid-semester evaluations – Focus groups – Observers in the classroom Several Other Points • A Table of Specifications (p. 131) can be very helpful • Ask colleagues to review new tests • Use scoring rubrics when appropriate • Oral exams are excellent indicators of what the student has (and hasn’t) learned • Writing, grading, and analyzing exams is hard work...
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