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Assessment Job Aid

A presentation for MTE-508 for assessments

Yvette Hendrian

on 7 March 2011

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Assessment A Teacher's Aid to Testing Standardized Assessment Formative Assessment Summative Assessment Formative Assessment is used as a part of instruction that provides feedback in order to adjust ongoing teaching and learning Observation
Questions to students
Any type of assessment checking for content understanding Formative Assessments Are: When is Formative Assessment Appropriate? Throughout the lesson plan
Throughout the unit plan
Used for basic checkpoints FREQUENCY and DEPTH is
determined by the TEACHER Benefits of Formative Assessment:
Can show student understanding of material
Can show student knowledge of material Downfalls ofF Formative assessments DO NOT mean a
thing if teachers do not adjust to the results
of the assessment when additional review
or instruction is needed The Use of
Formative Assessment to Determine Mastery Period quizzes give measurable
results to understanding Question and answer during
class time used for overall understangin When student performs well
during assessment task, teacher
can conclude the material was
well received Results of performance tasks
will show where material review
is needed A teacher can reach out for
additional instruction to students
whose task performance was lacking Summative Assessment:
an assesment used at the end of a lesson plan or unit plan. Summative Assessments
Given less frequently
Less depth than Formative assessment
Contain both essay and objective questions (true-false, Multiple choice, matching, etc.) Summative Assessment is most
appropriate at the end of a lesson plan,
a unit plan, or a term. Summative Assessment is a good tool for
diagnosing strengths and weaknesses in
an instructor's teaching. Summative Assessment is a valuable tool
in determining Mastery Summative Tests are
"intended to examine the degree of
success with which the objectives were
achieved by the students." -Burden, P and Byrd, D.. "Methods for Effective Teaching: Meeting the Needs of All Students." 5th ed. Allyn & Bacon A final exam would be an assessment clearly designed to evaluate what has been learned. Examples of
Summative Assessment Final Exam
State Wide Test (CSAP)
Entrance Exams (ACT, SAT) Standardized Assessments:
State mandated tests
Taken by every student at a predetermined grade level
Every part of exam is uniform: grades students are in, allotted exam time, the questions asked, time of year test is given
Standardized tests most commonly given as
multiple choice which allow for computer grading
to eliminate the bias of human subjectivity. Standardized tests are most appropriate
to evaluate students' memory and fact
recollection. Standardized tests are most important or
valuable when used in the form of
readiness exams Strengths of
Standardized Assessments Promotes fairness/equality testing
Better reliability when comparing results
Results are general and replicable Weaknessess of
Standardized Assessments False impression of objectivity and fairness
Limited Curriculum because of Teachers' pressures for students to excel on tests
Discourages effective teaching and engaged, meaningful learning By using the Standardized Assessment, Teachers can reflect on their effectiveness by the results of the assessments Examples of
Standardized Assessment
State Wide Tests (CSAP)
Entrance Exams (ACT, SAT) Kristy Dalrymple
Kathy Gappinger
Yvette Hendrian
Tyler Rinaldis
Jason Stout
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