Ch 47: FTCE Math: Assessing Student Learning

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During this chapter, you'll discover what it takes to assess student learning. Video lessons highlight related topics and short quizzes allow you to measure how much you're remembering. Express this knowledge when you take the FTCE Math exam.

FTCE Math: Assessing Student Learning - Chapter Summary

Use the video lessons and transcripts in this chapter to expand your ability to assess student learning. After viewing and reviewing the presented information, you could be ready to tackle relevant questions on the FTCE Math exam. The chapter covers topics such as:

  • Performance assessments
  • The characteristics of good assessments
  • The validity, use and misuse of assessments
  • Assessment forms
  • Standardized testing alternatives
  • Biases and cultural differences in assessments
  • Rubrics and math notebooks

Get ready for the FTCE Math exam by watching our experienced instructors. The above topics are presented conversationally. You can learn by watching the animated videos or by reading the accompanying informative transcripts. Quizzes are included to test your knowledge. Don't forget to visit the dashboard area. This is where you can keep track of your progress through the lessons or submit questions to the instructors.

8 Lessons in Chapter 47: FTCE Math: Assessing Student Learning
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Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process

1. 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.

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

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.

Use and Misuse of Assessments in the Classroom

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.

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

4. 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.

Validity in Assessments: Content, Construct & Predictive Validity

5. Validity in Assessments: Content, Construct & Predictive Validity

Ensuring that an assessment measures what it is intended to measure is a critical component in education. Assessment results are used to predict future achievement and current knowledge. This lesson will define the term validity and differentiate between content, construct, and predictive validity.

Alternatives to Standardized Testing

6. Alternatives to Standardized Testing

This lesson will highlight alternatives to standardized testing that teachers can use as to assess student achievement in the classroom. A short quiz will follow that will test your knowledge of lesson concepts.

Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments

7. Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments

Assessments are used to gain useful information about test-takers' knowledge, skills and progress. Sometimes, however, the results of these assessments are incorrect due to biases. This lesson will differentiate and discuss types of testing bias and differences among test-takers that may lead to testing bias.

Math Notebook Rubric Examples

8. Math Notebook Rubric Examples

Teachers are getting more creative with classroom instruction. Using math notebooks is a smart choice for both teachers and students. Not sure what a math notebook or a rubric is? Read on and we'll help clear up confusion.

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