About This Chapter
Who's It For?
Anyone who needs help learning or mastering educational assessment material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about introductory assessment topics. Among those who would benefit are:
- Teachers who would like to learn more about how assessments affect learning
- Teachers who need educational assessments for students with special accommodations
- Teachers who prefer multiple ways of learning about education (visual or auditory)
- Teachers who need an efficient way to learn about assessments
- Teachers who want supplementary education resources
How It Works:
- Find videos in our chapter that cover what you need to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
- Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify you're ready by completing the Introduction to Educational Assessments chapter exam.
Why It Works:
- Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
- Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
- Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Introduction to Educational Assessments chapter exam to be prepared.
- Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any educational assessments question. They're here to help!
- Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.
Students Will Review:
This chapter helps teachers understand the concepts of educational assessments. Topics covered include:
- Relationships between instruction and assessments
- Assessments' role in education
- Changes to assessments over the years
- Characteristics of effective assessments
- Differences between asynchronous and synchronous assessments
1. 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.
2. The Evolution of Assessments in Education
This lesson will trace the evolution of American educational assessment from colonial times to the present. It will highlight the role of standardized testing as well as several pieces of legislation.
3. 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.
4. Asynchronous vs. Synchronous Assessments in Distance Learning
In this lesson, we'll define asynchronous and synchronous and learn the advantages and disadvantages of each. We'll also discuss which learning platform is more widely utilized.
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