GACE Middle Grades ELA: Assessments Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. A teacher includes three test items that assess the same concept. This teacher is attempting to assess _____ reliability of the instrument.

Question 2 2. Mr. Thomas uses an assessment to evaluate his students' knowledge and abilities in Art. He is using a _____ assessment.

Question 3 3. An assessment used to evaluate the effectiveness of instruction at the end of a specific course is referred to as a _____ assessment.

Question 4 4. Which of the following is a method to obtain a reliability coefficient?

Question 5 5. A school wants to determine if an assessment has reliability over time. They administer the same assessment at the beginning of a school year and at the end. The school is assessing _____ reliability.

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Question 6 6. Which of the following is an example of a performance-based assessment?

Question 7 7. A _____ is an attribute (such as self-esteem, motivation and language proficiency) that is inferred from consistent behavior.

Question 8 8. Informal assessments should be used when _____.

Question 9 9. A test with high _____ validity references the material actually taught to the students.

Question 10 10. Which of the following validity coefficients would indicate a highly predictive assessment?

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Question 11 11. Which is an example of an informal assessment?

Question 12 12. If a teacher wants to assess predictive validity of a test, a common way to achieve this is by _____.

Question 13 13. A parent is confused by her child's score on two exams testing knowledge of musical terminology. On the first test, the child scored a 90. On the second test, the score was 30. What aspect of the test is the parent questioning?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is most likely an acceptable reliability coefficient for a standardized assessment?

Question 15 15. Three raters compared their individual scores in order to assess _____ reliability.

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Question 16 16. A student complains that only 10 questions on a 100-question test were taken from the material assigned to study for the test. The student is questioning the test's _____.

Question 17 17. When an assessment has similar administration procedures, instructions and questions, it is considered to be a _____ assessment.

Question 18 18. A formal, teacher-made assessment should be used to answer which of the following questions?

Question 19 19. What type of performance assessment allows the teacher to determine what the students are capable of for long periods of time?

Question 20 20. Which of the following situations is most appropriate for a performance-based assessment?

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Question 21 21. The most important quality of a good assessment is _____.

Question 22 22. A school principal wants to know the cost and length of time needed to administer an exam. This refers to the _____ of the exam.

Question 23 23. Validity is defined as _____.

Question 24 24. A school requires its teachers to evaluate students four times during a semester in each course. The school is implementing the use of _____ assessments.

Question 25 25. Mrs. Gregg uses an assessment to evaluate children's knowledge and abilities formed in pre-school and in the home. She is using a _____ assessment.

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Question 26 26. All of the following are examples of performance assessments of products, EXCEPT:

Question 27 27. An assessment that uses the same or similar questions and is evaluated using the same criteria for all test-takers is referred to as a _____ assessment.

Question 28 28. Which of the following is recommended when using performance assessments in the classroom?

Question 29 29. Mr. Hunt has been emphasizing the use of performance-based assessments in his science class. What type of performance assessment is he most likely to use to grade his students on their knowledge of the principles of gravity?

GACE Middle Grades ELA: Assessments Chapter Exam Instructions

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