What is an assessment system using a coordinated

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What is an Assessment System? Using a coordinated process of gathering information to improve student learning forms an assessment system. Such a system must include - The specific purpose - A wide variety of (s) for which the assessment is being carried out; tools and techniques - How the assessment can be that measure what students know, value, and are able to do; interpreted and used - What criteria will be used to determine to evaluate the standards and learning outcomes; performance levels for the standard Types of Assessment Methods Four methods that can be used to assess teaching and learning are: 1. The selected response - students select the answer to a question from two or more given choices. Such items are easy to develop. Their short response time allows more information to be assessed in a short time. However, since answer choices are provided, students can guess the correct answer without knowing the material. Scoring is quick and objective, since the teacher need only check if the single correct or best answer was identified for each item. Partially proficient Proficient Exceptional
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National Curriculum for Pakistan Culture 2010 — Assessment 24 2. A constructed response format requires students to create or produce their own answer in response to a question or task. This allows teachers to gain insight into students’ thinking and creative processes, and to assess higher order thinking. However, such items are time-consuming to answer and score. Although they eliminate guesswork, scoring is more subjective and thus clear criteria are necessary to maintain validity. 3. Teacher observations are so common that they are often ignored as a form of assessment. However, teachers constantly observe and listen to students as they work. Observation is also important in assessing performance tasks, classroom climate, teacher effectiveness, and other dimensions of the classroom. 4. Self assessment refers to students evaluating themselves. In self- evaluation of academic achievement, students rate their own performance in relation to established standards and criteria. Students may also be asked to answer questions that reveal their attitudes and beliefs about themselves or other students as part of their self-reporting . Within the four types of assessment methods, some commonly used formats have been briefly described below: Selected Response Multiple-Choice Items What is it? Multiple choice items have a short question, followed by multiple answer choices from which students must pick the correct or best answer. The question is called the stem, and the answer choices are called options . The options contain one correct or best answer, and two or more distractors . Strengths and Weaknesses Relatively difficult to write, especially good distractors Having students pick the ‘correct’ answer assesses knowledge and understanding Having students pick the ‘best’ answer measures higher order thinking such as reasoning and critical analysis
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National Curriculum for Pakistan Culture 2010 — Assessment 25
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