How to Assess & Improve Students' Subject Matter Knowledge


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Which of the following best describes the type of assessment that measures a student's subject matter knowledge?

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1. Which of the following types of tests may be used to measure a student's foundational skills prior to learning?

2. Which of the following best describes a reason for giving students a formative assessment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your understanding on analyzing gaps in students' knowledge will be tested on this quiz and worksheet. You will be assessed on tests that measure foundational skills and the reason why formative assessments are given.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Review the following with this quiz and worksheet:

  • Test that measures foundational skills
  • Instructional strategy where a teacher supports skills from another subject area
  • Assessment that measures a student's subject matter knowledge
  • Ways teachers identify preconceptions
  • Reason why formative assessments are given

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how to analyze gaps in students' knowledge
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the ways teachers identify misconceptions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about an assessment that measures a student's subject matter knowledge

Additional Learning

If you're interested in learning more about measuring student knowledge, then check out the accompanying lesson titled How to Assess & Improve Students' Subject Matter Knowledge. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about how achievement is measured and its importance
  • Identify different types of achievement tests
  • Review examples of formative assessments
  • Understand what remediation is