Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom


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Standardized assessments should not replace end-of-course exams because _____.

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

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

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Standardized assessments allow educators to track the progress of large groups of students and compare gains in knowledge and skill across schools, districts, and the nation. By answering the practice questions in this quiz/worksheet combo, you'll be able to solidify your knowledge of the right and wrong ways to use these classroom assessments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on terms such as:

  • Assessment
  • Standardized
  • End of course exams

Skills Practiced

When you answer the questions on this quiz and worksheet, you will practice:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information about standardized tests in the classroom
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to use standardized tests to enhance student learning
  • Information recall - recall the ways standardized assessments are misused

Additional Learning

If you would like to find out more about standardized assessments, you can take a look at the accompanying lesson Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom. After the lesson, you will:

  • Understand how standardized assessments can motivate students
  • Know that standardized assessments can be mechanisms for review
  • Understand how these tests can provide valuable feedback to students and teachers
  • Analyze common misuses of standardized tests and the impact on students
  • Recognize the benefits of using standardized assessments properly in the classroom