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ECE 407 Test 3
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who can judge teacher made assessments?
self, colleagues, students
Which type of judgments are more suited toward classroom teachers?
(judgmental; empirical involves more statistical analysis that is not done on a daily basis in classrooms)
how can I self assess my tests?
(Questions to ask)
Does the assessment match item-specific guidelines? (Chapter 6)
Does the assessment allow for score-based inferences to be made about the content on the test?
Is the content accurately represented? Is my answer key correct?
Are there any gaps in content that need to be included?
Have you eliminated as much bias as possible?
Do my directions make sense? Am I clear with my expectations?
what is a standardized test?
-Test administered, scored, and interpreted in a "standard predetermined manner"
-Can be used to make important decisions about students' progress
-Created by "professionals"
Understand the difference between percentiles, grade equivalents, and scaled scores. How do I interpret each one? Which is best to help parents understand their child's level?
(refer to slides) (ch 13)
Why is diagnostic testing important?
-Making inferences about the status of individual test-takers
-Diagnosing strengths, weaknesses or both
-Assessing two or more skills or bodies of knowledge
-Tests that assess only one body of knowledge are not instructionally diagnostic
-Producing actionable grain-size instructional results
How do you determine if test prep is ethical?
-Test-prep should not violate ethical norms of the education profession. It is okay to model appropriate behavior on standardized tests.
-Test prep must not increase scores without increasing student mastery of content.
Define the FIVE types of test prep.
Generalized test-taking prep
What is the difference between evaluation and grading?
Evaluation focuses on what teachers do.
Grading focuses on what students do.
Define the types and categories of evaluation. (two of each)
Types: Self and External
-self: Focus is on improving one's own teaching abilities
Used to make instructional decisions
-External: Focus is on educational competencies
Used to make personnel decisions - Do you keep your job?
Categories: Summative & formative
Summative: Focused on high-stakes personnel decisions
Formative: Focused on helping teachers improve instructional effectiveness
What evidence is used to determine the effectiveness of a good teacher?
What is the purpose of grading?
-Communicates information about achievement of curricular aims
-Gives information to students and parents
-Based on students' goal attainment status not attendance, behavior, etc.
-Should not be motivation
-Should be transparent
What are the FOUR things to remember when grading?
-Clarify your objectives
-Choose your evidence
-Weigh the evidence
-Arrive at the grade
How can grades be reported?
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