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Question 1 1. Using idiomatic phrases such as 'bury the hatchet' could lead to _____.

Question 2 2. An assessment is the process of making _____ about a student's knowledge and abilities.

Question 3 3. Which of these statements is true about performance assessments?

Question 4 4. What is the best reason to use a median summary score instead of a mean summary score?

Question 5 5. A school requires its teachers to evaluate students four times during a semester in each course. The school is implementing the use of _____ assessments.

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Question 6 6. A raw score represents the _____.

Question 7 7. Which of the following is an example of a performance-based assessment?

Question 8 8. The score that indicates how far a student's performance is from the mean with respect to standard deviation units is called the _____.

Question 9 9. You have been asked to create a presentation explaining the disadvantages of standardized testing. Which of the following will you include?

Question 10 10. An ecological assessment is a comprehensive process in which data about _____ is collected.

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Question 11 11. When the shape of a distribution has a large rounded peak tapering away at each end, it is called a _____.

Question 12 12. Which of the following is a method to obtain a reliability coefficient?

Question 13 13. Which of the following is NOT an advantage of a high-stakes test?

Question 14 14. All of the following are ways to compare one test-taker score to a population of test-taker scores, EXCEPT:

Question 15 15. A test with high _____ validity references the material actually taught to the students.

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Question 16 16. When an assessment has similar administration procedures, instructions and questions, it is considered to be a _____ assessment.

Question 17 17. Which of the following test-taker differences is NOT likely to result in test bias?

Question 18 18. _____ assessments are constructed by experts and published for use in schools.

Question 19 19. Which of the following is recommended when using performance assessments in the classroom?

Question 20 20. Which of the following is NOT considered a statistic of summary?

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Question 21 21. Mr. Thomas uses an assessment to evaluate his students' knowledge and abilities in Art. He is using a _____ assessment.

Question 22 22. Knowledge of basic statistics is helpful when interpreting _____ scores.

Question 23 23. Which of the following is NOT a purpose of assessment?

Question 24 24. Which of the following statistical tools has a standard deviation of 1 and a mean of 0?

Question 25 25. Standardized testing is a requirement in some states in the U.S. due in part to the _____.

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Question 26 26. How can an ecological assessment be used to compliment an Individualized Education Program?

Question 27 27. A group of ten students take a test and they all get an A. Which of the following statistical results would be true for this group?

Question 28 28. 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.

Question 29 29. High-stakes testing involves the use of _____.

Question 30 30. The normal distribution shows the _____ and _____ of scores.

Learning Assessments Chapter Exam Instructions

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