Lec 1 - EDPS 235 Learning and Motivation LECTURES 15, 16,...

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EDPS 235 Learning and Motivation Prof. Samarapungavan Important Reminders Exam 2: Date: 10/26/00 Time: 7 - 9 PM Place: STEW 183 Topics: Thinking (Ch. 8 & Lectures) Review Session: 10-25-00 Preview of Next Lecture Topic: Assessing Student Learning Overview of Lecture What is assessment? What forms does it take? For what purposes are assessments used? What are the properties of good assessments? Types of assessments What is Assessment? Definition: It is a process of observing a sample of students’ behavior and drawing inferences about their knowledge and abilities The Assessment Process Step 1: Define the purpose and target of assessment: What do we want to o What does it mean to “know” American History in the 8 th grade? What concepts should students have? What should they be able to do? o Aptitudes / talents
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What do we mean by the term aptitude / talent What sorts of performances can distinguish degrees of talent? o Attitudes, interests, motivation Step 2: Collect representative sample of performance o Gather data from a variety of sources: Student products Parent observations Teacher ratings o Gather data through different methods and instruments: Observations of person in natural settings Paper and pencil tests Performance assessments o Gather data of performance in variety of settings School Home, Playground Extra-curricular activity Step 3: Analyze and interpret performance o How will individual / group performance be scored? o How is meaning assigned to the scores? How should the scores be interpreted? o Are the measures informative relative to the initial purposes & goals of assessment? Purposes of Assessment: How is Evaluation Used In Education? By Students: o Feedback on performance Incentives to learn o Counseling about future study & career choices By teachers o To design instruction o To monitor success of instruction through student progress By Institutions (schools, school districts, states) o For student diagnosis & placement o To hold educational systems accountable o Allocate funds
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o Identify areas to target for reform o Reward teachers Purposes of Classroom Assessment Formative assessment: o Before instruction: Knowing where students are helps you design instruction o During instruction: Dynamic assessment helps judge whether students are “getting it” & to tailor feedback Summative assessment: After instruction o
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Lec 1 - EDPS 235 Learning and Motivation LECTURES 15, 16,...

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