Ch 12: Assessment Development

About This Chapter

Bring to mind what you recall about assessment development by examining this chapter. Allow these lessons to expand your understanding about the use of assessments to monitor student progress, to adjust lesson plans, and to achieve learning objectives.

Assessment Development - Chapter Summary

To educate adults successfully, teachers must be able to verify if students understand the materials, and one way to do so includes administering and developing assessments. This chapter goes over the essential information you will need to know to feel confident about developing and using assessments in class and while planning future lessons. As you work your way through the chapter, you will go over assessment development methodologies, and our instructors will also point out current techniques for assessment administration. After you complete the chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Show the connection between instruction and assessment
  • Determine the significance of using assessments during lesson planning
  • Establish how instructional objectives influence student assessments
  • Identify the qualities of good assessments, and outline the steps to prepare assessments
  • Evaluate how to link learning objectives with assessment items
  • Figure out the importance of drafting clear directions for assessments
  • Inspect the review process for assessments
  • Describe how assessments are administered in the classroom

If you are looking for an interactive way to review assessment development, then try out the video lessons available for many of the topics in this chapter. Each video lesson can be completed in usually eight minutes or less. During the videos, instructors explain major topics and vocabulary words. Many instructors use relevant examples that help you better grasp the key points of every lesson. The videos can be watched repeatedly, and the timeline feature underneath each video allows you to skip around to specific topics within each lesson.

9 Lessons in Chapter 12: Assessment Development
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The Relationship Between Instruction & Assessment

1. The Relationship Between Instruction & Assessment

Watch this video lesson to understand the relationship between instruction and assessment. You'll learn why it is important to continuously monitor the progress of your students through the use of well-placed assessment as you are instructing them.

Importance of Including Assessments in Lesson Planning

2. Importance of Including Assessments in Lesson Planning

After watching this video lesson, you will understand just how important it is to include assessments as part of your lesson planning. Learn why it is crucial to test your students' understanding during the lesson and afterwards.

The Role of Instructional Objectives in Student Assessments

3. 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.

Steps in Preparing Educational Assessments

4. Steps in Preparing Educational Assessments

Watch this video lesson to learn what you need to do in order to write an assessment that will meet your teaching goals and needs. Learn what you need to think about as you write and then administer your assessment.

Matching Assessment Items to Learning Objectives

5. Matching Assessment Items to Learning Objectives

This lesson explains the importance of matching assessment tools to learning objectives. The lesson defines both terms and highlights the importance of assessment validity and assessment depth.

Writing Clear Directions for Educational Assessments

6. Writing Clear Directions for Educational Assessments

This lesson presents a checklist for writing clear directions to accompany educational assessments. It highlights the importance of validity, the need for clearly defined expectations, and the benefits of using rubrics in the process.

The Process of Reviewing Educational Assessments

7. The Process of Reviewing Educational Assessments

This lesson outlines questions that should be asked during the process of assessment review. It also defines summative assessments, formative assessments, validity, and rubrics.

Administering Assessments in the Classroom

8. Administering Assessments in the Classroom

While many students would probably prefer to go without them, assessments are an essential part of education. In this lesson, we look at how to properly administer assessments of all types in the classroom.

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

9. 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.

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