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Provisionally Certified Teachers In-Service Program August 3 & 4, 2004 Utah State Office of Education ASTE Department, Utah State University. Why do we test?. One View … “To determine whether or not the students have mastered the objectives” Another View …

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Provisionally Certified Teachers In-Service ProgramAugust 3 & 4, 2004Utah State Office of EducationASTE Department, Utah State University


Why do we test

Why do we test?

One View …

“To determine whether or not the students have mastered the objectives”

Another View …

“To help the student by diagnosing academic weaknesses”


Measurement evaluation
Measurement & Evaluation

  • Measurement – The systematic assignment of numbers (or names) to attributes

    • 98 degrees, 99 on a test, 25’ tree, 90 yrs old… 90 lbs

  • Evaluation – The application of judgement concerning the results of measurement

    • Hot, An A+ is Super, Tall, Slender

  • Assessment – The process of collecting, interpreting, and synthesizing information to aid in decision making

    • M + E = A

    • Keep the kids inside, Passing, The tree has matured, He needs more CH2O


  • Kinds of evaluations
    Kinds of Evaluations

    • Formative

      • Conducted as the unit is being taught

      • Useful as feedback

      • Monitors progress

      • Discussion questions, homework

    • Summative

      • Conducted at the end of a unit

      • Useful for assessment

      • Final Exams


    Kinds of evaluations1
    Kinds of Evaluations

    • Diagnostic

      • Helps evaluate student problems or concerns

      • Can be formative and/or summative

    • Placement

      • Used to determine if a student has appropriate skills/knowledge to participate in a group

      • Entrance exams


    Crt vs nrt
    CRT vs. NRT

    • Criterion Referenced Testing – Testing to determine how a person mastered well-identified content

    • Used for …

      • Measuring performance & assigning grades

      • Diagnostic purposes

      • Motivation

      • Influencing study habits

      • Improving classroom effectiveness


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    CRT vs. NRT

    • Norm Referenced Testing – Testing to determine how a person performed in comparison with that of a group

    • Used for …

      • College placement

      • Competition comparisons

      • Comparing apples & oranges (countries, states, school districts)


    Characteristics of a good test
    Characteristics of a Good Test

    • The test is valid

      • Does the test measure what it is being used to measure?

    • The test is reliable

      • Are scores consistent?

    • The test is constructed to facilitate ease of taking and scoring

    • The test is of an appropriate length


    Authentic assessment
    Authentic Assessment

    • An authentic assessment usually includes a task for students to perform and a rubric by which their performance on the task will be evaluated.

    • Product-like

    • Performance-like


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    Authentic Assessment

    • Product-like

      • Short-answer & essay questions

      • Show your work

      • Journal response

    • Performance-like

      • Typing test

      • Complete a step of science lab

      • On demand, construct a short musical, dance or dramatic response

      • On demand, exhibit an athletic skill


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