The Assessment Toolbox. Linda Suskie Middle States Commission on Higher Education AB Tech February 2005. Today. What is assessment? The assessment toolbox Rubrics (scoring guides) Prompts (assignments) Multiple-choice tests Reflective writing
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The Assessment Toolbox
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3. The Assessment Toolbox
Write a Rubric!
Creating Effective Multiple Choice Tests
Start with a test blueprint.
Fast and easy to score
Options can diagnose difficulties
Hard to write
Often requires reading skills
Can’t measure some thinking skills
= context-dependent item
= enhanced multiple choice item
One new stimulus (paragraph, chart)
that students must read or examine
to be able to answer all
the objective items that follow
Reading passage they haven’t seen
Description of lab experiment
Material from historical period (letter, document)
Description of patient’s symptoms
Chart, diagram, drawing
Any scenario (“You are...”)
Writing Good Multiple Choice Items
4. Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching
Time to Reflect!