Strengths and weaknesses can not check understanding

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Strengths and Weaknesses Can not check understanding or higher order thinking Easy to construct Responses can be words, numbers or symbols Responses are short, so students can be tested on more information in less time Offer least freedom of student response, so ideal to check factual recall Quick and reliable scoring Be careful though-poorly written questions can leave students confused as to the correct answer!
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National Curriculum for Pakistan Culture 2010 — Assessment 27 Short Answer What is it? Short-answer items are questions that call for students to write short answers (3-4 sentences at most), such as definitions or showing working in math problems. Strengths and Weaknesses Good for assessing knowledge Can also assess understanding and reasoning Easy to construct since structure similar to instruction (question-and- answer) in class, so natural to teacher and student Essay Items What is it? Such items literally have students answer a question by writing an essay. The length, nature and content of the essay is dependent on the question posed, so responses may be restricted or extended. Strengths and Weaknesses Require students to sequence and integrate many separate ideas into a meaningful whole, interpret information, give arguments, give explanations, evaluate the merit of ideas, and conduct other types of reasoning Help students see themes, patterns, relationships Allow flexibility in responses Can evaluate students’ ability to communicate their ideas Reading and scoring answers is time-consuming, especially if done so that meaningful feedback is given to students A single person, the teacher, judges the answers, so variations in mood, expectations, the order in which students are evaluated, and other factors, affect the professional judgments that are made Cannot assess lots of information or multiple reasoning skills at once Performance-based Assessments What is it? Performance-based assessments involve teachers observing and assessing students’ demonstration of a skill/process and/or competency in creating a product/making a presentation as a result of a skill/process.
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National Curriculum for Pakistan Culture 2010 — Assessment 28 Characteristics of Performance-based Assessments Students perform, create, construct, produce, or do something Deep understanding and/ or higher order thinking skills are needed Involves significant work that usually takes days to weeks to complete Calls on students to explain, justify, and defend Performance is directly observable Involves engaging ideas of importance and substance Criteria and standards are specified and explained to students along with the task There is no single best product or correct process Usually students work with real-world contexts and constraints
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National Curriculum for Pakistan Culture 2010 — Teaching and Learning Resource 29 Section 5 5 Guideline for Developing Teaching Learning Resources In most classrooms student-teacher interaction is limited to reading, writing and speaking. Students remember some of what they hear, much
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