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Interpreting Assessment Data for Gifted Students - Chapter Summary
Interpreting assessment data for gifted students is made easy, thanks to the expert instruction in this entertaining chapter. Review bite-sized lessons to gain greater insight into the qualities of good assessments, steps involved in preparing educational assessments and more. Completing this chapter will enable you to:
- Discuss standardization, reliability and other qualities of good assessments
- Detail the process of preparing assessments that meet teaching goals
- Explain how mean, median and mode can be used for assessment
- Find the standard error and mean of a sample distribution
- Share strategies for summarizing assessment results
- Compare and contrast norm- and criterion-referenced scoring
- List ways to share assessment data with stakeholders and students
- Describe how to use data to increase student achievement
Study this exploration of ways to interpret assessment data for gifted kids anytime and from any location with an Internet connection. This chapter's flexibility also enables you to choose lessons to review, navigate in any order and visit as often as needed. When ready, find out how much you understand about the lessons by taking mini quizzes and a practice exam. Track your progress through this chapter and send lesson topic questions to our experts using the Dashboard.
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.
2. 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.
3. Using Mean, Median, and Mode for Assessment
How does a teacher decide what is a good exam score and what is a bad one? This lesson focuses on classroom assessment, but instead of different types of assessment (such as essay versus true/false questions), we'll discuss statistical methods for summarizing scores on any form of testing. Specifically, this lesson covers the statistical tools known as the mean, median and mode.
4. Find the Mean & Standard Error of the Sampling Distribution
Have you ever had a situation where one grade destroyed your average? Wouldn't you like a way of proving that your work was actually pretty good with that one exception? The standard error gives you such a chance.
5. Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution
Summarizing test results is a critical component of the assessment process. In order for results to be used effectively, they must be summarized in a way that allows educators to compare the achievement of one student to others. This lesson will describe the first step in summarizing results: understanding the basic statistics of score distribution.
6. Summarizing Assessment Results: Comparing Test Scores to a Larger Population
Assessment results can yield valuable information about the individual test-taker and the larger population of test-takers. This lesson will describe how to compare test scores to a larger population by explaining standard score, stanines, z-score, percentile rank and cumulative percentage.
7. Norm- vs. Criterion-Referenced Scoring: Advantages & Disadvantages
Assessment results allow educators to make important decisions about students' knowledge, abilities and future educational potential. There are multiple ways to summarize and interpret assessment results. This lesson will discuss ways to summarize norm-referenced assessments and criterion-referenced assessments.
8. Sharing Assessment Data with Students & Stakeholders
In this lesson, we will discuss some of the misunderstandings stakeholders have about testing and score reports to identify ways that teachers can prepare to communicate outcomes of student assessments with students, parents, and colleagues.
9. Using Data to Increase Student Achievement
Why do teachers give assessments? Probably not for the love of grading. So why does so much in education seem assessment-based? In this lesson, you'll learn more about how to use assessment data to improve student achievement.
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