About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Teachers who need help learning about or mastering educational assessments will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn educational assessment planning. Among those who would benefit are:
- Teachers who need to administer assessments in the classroom
- Teachers who have limited time for professional development or training
- Teachers who prefer multiple ways of learning (visual or auditory)
- Teachers who need educational assessments for students with special accommodations
- Teachers who need an efficient way of learning about educational assessment planning
- Teachers who need help understanding educational assessments and how to interpret the data
- Teachers who use both standardized and non-standard assessment methods
How It Works:
- Complete each lesson in the chapter to review all key topics.
- Refer to the lesson to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
- Complete your review with the Educational Assessment Planning chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging instruction and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Take the Educational Assessment Planning chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any educational assessment question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: View lessons on any web-ready device.
Teachers Will Review:
This chapter helps teachers understand the concepts of educational assessment planning. Topics covered include:
- Including assessments in lesson planning
- Instructional objectives in student assessments
- Bloom's taxonomy and assessments
- Communicating expectations to students
- Methods for assessing students' prior knowledge/skills
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
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