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Chapter Fourteen Assessment of Classroom Learning
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Overview The role of assessment in teaching Ways to measure student learning Ways to evaluate student learning Improving your grading methods: Assessment practices to avoid Technology for classroom assessment
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What is Assessment? Classroom assessment involves two major types of activities: Collecting information about how much knowledge and skill students have learned (measurement) Making judgments about the adequacy or acceptability of each student’s level of learning (evaluation)
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Why Should We Assess Student Learning? Summative evaluation To provide summaries of student performance Formative evaluation To monitor student progress Diagnosis To diagnose specific strengths and weakness in an individual’s learning Effects on learning To motivate further learning
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Ways to Measure Student Learning Written tests Selected-response tests Short-answer tests Essay tests Performance tests Direct writing assessments Portfolios Exhibitions Demonstrations
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Written Tests Lack of consistency of grading Focus on verbatim memorization Focus on verbatim memorization Disadvantages Assess higher-level abilities Relatively easy to write; Allow for breadth Efficiency Advantages Ask to discuss one or more related ideas according to certain criteria Objective; Ask to supply info from memory; Assess foundational knowledge Objective; Choose among alternatives; Assess foundational knowledge Characteristics Essay tests Short-answer tests Selected- response tests
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Five Attributes of a Useful Classroom Test Significance Teachability Describability Reportability Nonintrusiveness
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What are performance tests? Performance tests require…
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This note was uploaded on 12/07/2011 for the course PSYCH 111 taught by Professor Larson during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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