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Ch 4: Assessment Strategies for Teachers: Help & Review

About This Chapter

The Assessment Strategies for Teachers chapter of this Instructional Strategies for Teachers Help and Review course is the simplest way to master assessment strategies. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of assessment strategies for teachers.

Who's It For:

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering the assessment strategies material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn assessment strategies for teachers. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding assessment strategies for teachers
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning instructional strategies (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about assessment strategies for teachers
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra instructional strategies learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Assessment Strategies for Teachers chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Assessment Strategies for Teachers chapter exam to be prepared.
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  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an assessment strategies unit of an instructional strategies course. Topics covered include:

  • The value of assessments
  • Characteristics of effective assessments
  • Use and abuse of assessments in the classroom
  • Instructional objectives
  • Bloom's Taxonomy
  • Techniques for evaluating prior knowledge
  • Sharing your assessment expectations with your students

7 Lessons in Chapter 4: Assessment Strategies for Teachers: Help & Review
The Importance of Assessment in Education

1. The Importance of Assessment in Education

Assessment is a critical piece of the learning process. This lesson gives an overview of assessment, why it benefits both teachers and students, and the three most common forms of assessment.

Qualities of Good Assessments: Standardization, Practicality, Reliability & Validity

2. Qualities of Good Assessments: Standardization, Practicality, Reliability & Validity

Have you ever been in the middle of an assessment and thought, 'This question is unfair!' or 'This exam covers material I have never seen before!' If so, the assessment probably did not possess the qualities that make an assessment effective. This lesson will introduce you to the qualities of good assessments: reliability, standardization, validity, and practicality.

Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom

3. Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom

Assessments are excellent tools in the classroom. Used properly, they provide invaluable information about student knowledge and progress. However, if misused, assessments can misrepresent the actual knowledge and learning taking place in the classroom. This lesson will discuss the use and misuse of standardized assessments.

The Role of Instructional Objectives in Student Assessments

4. The Role of Instructional Objectives in Student Assessments

In this lesson, we'll define the term 'instructional objectives' and discuss their role in the assessment process. In addition, we'll differentiate between formative and summative assessments.

Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

5. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

Bloom's Taxonomy is a popular and extremely helpful tool that is used by most teachers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the original and revised Bloom's Taxonomy as well as how to use it in the classroom to assess learning and cognitive ability.

Methods for Assessing Students' Prior Knowledge & Skills

6. Methods for Assessing Students' Prior Knowledge & Skills

Before beginning instruction, teachers should use different assessments to determine what their students know about a particular topic. This lesson discusses the importance of these assessments and gives examples that are commonly used in the classroom.

Communicating Assessment Expectations to Students

7. Communicating Assessment Expectations to Students

Student assessment preparation should include an explanation of the expected responses, how the scoring will be done, and information on the types of questions that will be asked. Students are better able to prepare when they know what to expect.

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