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Students Will Review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an assessment strategies unit of an instructional strategies course. Topics covered include:
- The value of assessments
- Characteristics of effective assessments
- Use and abuse of assessments in the classroom
- Instructional objectives
- Bloom's Taxonomy
- Techniques for evaluating prior knowledge
- Sharing your assessment expectations with your students
1. The Importance of Assessment in Education
Assessment is a critical piece of the learning process. This lesson gives an overview of assessment, why it benefits both teachers and students, and the three most common forms of assessment.
2. 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.
3. Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom
Assessments are excellent tools in the classroom. Used properly, they provide invaluable information about student knowledge and progress. However, if misused, assessments can misrepresent the actual knowledge and learning taking place in the classroom. This lesson will discuss the use and misuse of standardized assessments.
4. 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.
5. Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments
Bloom's Taxonomy is a popular and extremely helpful tool that is used by most teachers. In this lesson, we'll discuss the original and revised Bloom's Taxonomy as well as how to use it in the classroom to assess learning and cognitive ability.
6. Methods for Assessing Students' Prior Knowledge & Skills
Before beginning instruction, teachers should use different assessments to determine what their students know about a particular topic. This lesson discusses the importance of these assessments and gives examples that are commonly used in the classroom.
7. Communicating Assessment Expectations to Students
Student assessment preparation should include an explanation of the expected responses, how the scoring will be done, and information on the types of questions that will be asked. Students are better able to prepare when they know what to expect.
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Other chapters within the Instructional Strategies for Teachers: Help & Review course
- Effective Teaching Strategies: Help & Review
- Instructional Strategies: Help & Review
- Strategies for Differentiating Content: Help & Review
- Types of Assessments: Help & Review
- Strategies for Diverse Learning Environments: Help & Review
- Student Learning and Motivation: Help & Review
- Technology in the Classroom: Help & Review
- The Professional Educator
- Collaborating with Parents & the Community
- School Staff Evaluation & Development
- Creating a Safe School Environment