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pre test too much enough not a clue
PRE-TEST**=too much; !=enough; ?=not a clue

Rate the extent to which you know…

  • What a pre-test is ** ! ?
  • What a post-test is ** ! ?
  • Why they are used ** ! ?
  • What the characteristics of these tests are
  • What cautions exist when using these tests
  • How to write pre- and post-tests
definitions
Definitions
  • Pre-test: instrument to measure “starting points” or pre-existing knowledge
definitions1
Definitions
  • POST-TEST:

instrument that measures learning that has taken place as a result of “treatment” (instruction).

visual plan
Visual Plan

Learning Object

Learning

Activities

Post-test

Pretest

Grant Design/Implementation

purposes
Purposes
  • To evaluate the extent to which the lesson objectives (as specified in grant proposal) have been attained
  • To demonstrate that learning has occurred as a result of the activities contained within the learning object
  • To gather information to refine grant design/implementation issues
measure of appropriateness
Measure of Appropriateness
  • Same respondents
  • Quantitative or “selection-type” items
  • Concrete way to show desired results
  • Convenient, manageable
cautions disclaimers
Cautions(disclaimers)
  • Factors not controlled for:

-age & other demographics

-common extent/length of exposure

-reading proficiency (esp.piloting phase)

-”testing” literacy (bias, etc..)

-”learning/interaction” time (“pilot” phase)

characteristics
Characteristics
  • Shared format (emphasis, language)
  • Comparable level of difficulty
  • Acceptable level of validity (Does it measure targeted ob?)
  • Similar length
  • Measures discrete items (limited “production”)

(EX: Level 4, LO#9)

post test too much enough not a clue
POST-TEST**=too much; !=enough; ?=not a clue

Rate the extent to which you know…

  • What a pre-test is ** ! ?
  • What a post-test is ** ! ?
  • Why they are used ** ! ?
  • What the characteristics of these tests are
  • What cautions exist when using these tests
  • How to write pre- and post-tests