Ch 35: FTCE Humanities: Evaluating Student Learning

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This chapter on Evaluating Student Learning considers what to think about when employing assessments in the classroom. It utilizes engaging video lessons covering all you'll need to be familiar with on the subject going into the FTCE Humanities exam.

FTCE Humanities: Evaluating Student Learning - Chapter Summary

As a teacher there are several things to take into account when evaluating the academic performance of your students, and this chapter takes a look at several key testing considerations with the aim of preparing you for the material on this topic on the exam. By the end of this chapter, you'll have buffed up on the following topics:

  • Qualities of good assessments
  • Bloom's taxonomy and assessments
  • Forms of assessment
  • Product vs. process in performance assessments

Unlike having to flip through a textbook while trying to find information, our timeline feature makes reviewing the key topics of each lesson easy by allowing you to quick-jump to various main points of the video. If you prefer to learn by reading, you'll find the optional transcript of the content similarly simple to navigate, with important terms highlighted in bold throughout.

4 Lessons in Chapter 35: FTCE Humanities: Evaluating Student Learning
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Qualities of Good Assessments: Standardization, Practicality, Reliability & Validity

1. 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.

Bloom's Taxonomy and Assessments

2. 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.

Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

3. Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

Educators often need to assess students' learning and achievement. There are multiple forms of assessments that educators use to not only gain knowledge about a student's level of understanding but also to guide the direction of future lessons and course curriculum. This lesson will differentiate between formal and informal assessments and paper-pencil versus performance-based assessments used in educational settings.

Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process

4. Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process

Playing a musical instrument, creating a spreadsheet and performing in a play are all activities that many of us engage in on a regular basis. These activities are also examples of ways teachers assess a student's mastery of a subject in educational settings. This lesson will define performance-based assessments and discuss the various uses of performance assessments in the classroom.

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