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Ch 22: Indiana Student Assessment Strategies

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Finish a tough assignment or study for a test using this chapter on assessment strategies for Indiana students. Made up of short lessons and multiple-choice quizzes, this chapter works like a comprehensive study guide to make learning easy and enjoyable.

Indiana Student Assessment Strategies - Chapter Summary

Our instructors outline Indiana student assessment strategies in this user-friendly chapter. Here you'll review the importance of assessments, the relationship between instruction and assessment and the use and misuse of assessments in the classroom. After completing these lessons, you should be able to identify the qualities of a good assessment and give examples of formative, summative and ongoing assessments. This chapter is designed to help you achieve the following:

  • Describe student self-assessment and peer assessment
  • Outline the negative effects of standardized testing
  • Explain how educational assessments are prepared
  • Perform informal observations in assessment using proven strategies
  • Ensure assessment items are matched to learning objectives
  • Effectively monitor the progress of individual students
  • Detail the use and purpose of the Indiana growth model
  • Use elements of RtI in student assessment

To make sure you understand what you've learned here, we've included a short quiz with each lesson and a test at the end of the chapter. These self-assessment tools will help you identify any areas you need to study further so you can go back and review any of these self-paced lessons again. Our videos also conveniently feature video tabs that allow you to skip directly to a specific section to watch.

15 Lessons in Chapter 22: Indiana Student Assessment Strategies
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The Importance of Assessment in Education

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.

The Relationship Between Instruction & Assessment

2. 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.

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.

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

4. 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.

What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples

5. What is Formative Assessment? - Strategies & Examples

Formative assessment can help teachers plan the most effective instruction. In this lesson, you'll learn what formative assessments are, why they are important, and multiple strategies that you can implement in the classroom.

Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

6. Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

Think of state exams, midterms, finals, graded papers, and standardized tests such as the SAT. They all have one thing in common - they are summative assessments! Find out more in this lesson.

What is Ongoing Assessment? - Definition & Examples

7. What is Ongoing Assessment? - Definition & Examples

Assessment is an essential component to any instructional practice. Teachers need to use ongoing assessment to check learner progress. How does this work, and how do teachers design ongoing assessments? Read on for details.

Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

8. Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

Student self-assessment and peer assessment are useful tools to help students learn important reflection and critical thinking skills. This lesson will review how self-assessment and peer assessment can be used in your classroom.

The Negative Effects of Standardized Testing

9. The Negative Effects of Standardized Testing

Standardized testing in schools has become common practice, but like most things, there good and bad associated with them. This lesson will explore some negative effects of standardized testing in schools.

Steps in Preparing Educational Assessments

10. 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.

Strategies for Using Informal Observations in Assessment

11. Strategies for Using Informal Observations in Assessment

Informal observational assessments require watching, listening, and documenting student performance-based tasks. Strategies for this type of assessment range from intentional activities to incidental chance observations.

Matching Assessment Items to Learning Objectives

12. 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.

Monitoring the Progress of Individual Students

13. Monitoring the Progress of Individual Students

In order to plan instruction for students, teachers must first have a solid idea of student skill level. This lesson explains methods for monitoring and recording the progress of individual students and shows how it is applied in a classroom.

The Indiana Growth Model: Purpose & Use

14. The Indiana Growth Model: Purpose & Use

In Indiana, there is a Growth Model that allows the state to monitor students' progress. This lesson explains the purpose of such a model and how the data it provides serves to promote the improvement of students' academic achievement.

Using RtI Elements in Student Assessment

15. Using RtI Elements in Student Assessment

In this lesson, learn about the Response to Intervention (RtI) model and the ways to implement it, including progress monitoring, and effective assessment to monitor and track student progress.

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