Evaluation, Assessment, & Testing Chapters I –II. Jacob Luth. What is a Test?. A way to measure someone’s ability knowledge, or performance in an area. What is a Test?. It requires performance from the test taker -- t he student must answer a question from a reading passage
-- the student must answer a question from a reading passage
It must measure a specific skill
(Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: shifting the focus from teaching to learning by Huba and Freed 2000)
-- Human Error
-- Subjectivity and Bias
For example: Students will be able to write using the simple past, present, and future tenses.
-- The things on the exam become the things that are emphasized in the course