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Ch 22: Interpreting & Communicating Assessment Results

About This Chapter

It is important not only for teachers to conduct student assessments but to understand how to interpret and communicate their results, and this chapter focuses on these practices. Use these lessons to prepare for education class tests or teacher certification/licensure exams.

Interpreting and Communicating Assessment Results - Chapter Summary

How is the data gathered from assessment results used? In what ways is this information shared? What methods are used to interpret assessments? These are among the main questions you will find explored in this chapter. You will also review the importance of written feedback for students and how it impacts academic achievement. After you are finished reviewing this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize terms used in standardized test scores
  • Use statistical methods to summarize testing scores
  • Design instructional strategies based on assessment results
  • Understand collaborative methods used for early childhood assessments
  • Describe ways to communicate assessment results to students, parents and other professionals
  • Discuss how and why written feedback is an important part of the assessment process

These lessons can be reviewed quickly and are accessible at all times, from any device. Expert instructors make it easy to learn and retain this information and can be reached with any questions via a short online contact form. Use the self-assessment quizzes to assess your understanding of each topic as you move through the chapter.

6 Lessons in Chapter 22: Interpreting & Communicating Assessment Results
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Understanding Standardized Test Scores

1. Understanding Standardized Test Scores

In this lesson, you'll learn about the basic terms used in standardized test scores, such as scoring curves and the standard deviation, which can help you explain test results to parents and students. You'll also discover how most students perform on standardized tests and have the chance to assess your new knowledge of the topic with a brief quiz.

Using Mean, Median, and Mode for Assessment

2. 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.

Using Data to Inform Instruction

3. Using Data to Inform Instruction

This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Involving Family & Other Professionals in Child Assessments

4. Involving Family & Other Professionals in Child Assessments

In this lesson, we will look at the kinds of professionals who might be involved in child assessments and how to encourage the family to participate in the ongoing assessment of their children.

Sharing Assessment Data with Students & Stakeholders

5. 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.

Giving Written Feedback to Students: Examples & Overview

6. Giving Written Feedback to Students: Examples & Overview

This lesson will illustrate the importance of providing students written feedback and explain how to do this in the way that most impacts student achievement.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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