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

    2. 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”

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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)

    8. 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

    9. 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

    10. 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