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NYSTCE English Language Arts: Assessment Types & Techniques - Chapter Summary
Watch our professional instructors in this series of lesson videos. Review the different types of assessments and explore ways of testing students' reading abilities. When you finish exploring these lessons, you should be better prepared for exam questions on the New York State Teacher Certification Examinations (NYSTCE): English Language Arts about:
- Informal, formal, paper-pencil and performance assessments
- Standardization, practicality, reliability and validity of assessments
- Product vs. process performance assessment
- Formative and summative evaluations
- Techniques used to determine students' reading levels
- Methods for assessing reading fluency and comprehension
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NYSTCE English Language Arts: Assessment Types & Techniques Chapter Objectives
Prospective language-arts teachers in the state of New York take the NYSTCE English Language Arts exam to demonstrate their understanding of the English language arts and their ability to teach the subject. In this three-hour-and-15-minute exam, test takers are asked to complete 90 multiple-choice questions and one constructed-response question. The constructed-response question accounts for 20% of the score and will test your pedagogical knowledge, including the use of assessments to measure and promote student learning. This chapter will help you prepare for this section of the exam by helping you review assessments types and the qualities of good assessments.
1. 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.
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.
3. 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.
4. Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations
If you have ever attended a public school or college you have been subjected to a form of standardized assessment. These assessments serve multiple purposes and provide valuable information regarding one's abilities, understanding and potential. This lesson will introduce you to the types of standardized assessments commonly used in schools and discuss two other types of assessments: formative and summative.
5. Methods for Determining Students' Reading Level
Assessment is essential. All students are at different reading levels and abilities. Watch this video lesson to learn ways to assess the reading level of your students.
6. Techniques for Assessing Student Fluency
Fluency is an important component of reading, and to teach it properly, we need to know how to assess it. This lesson gives you strategies for assessing the components of fluency.
7. Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension
Need to assess your students' reading ability? Not quite sure where to begin? This lesson describes several techniques reading teachers can use to assess students' reading comprehension.
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Other chapters within the NYSTCE English Language Arts (003): Practice and Study Guide course
- NYSTCE Information Resources
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Reading Comprehension Strategies
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing Literary Texts
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Literary Genres
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Literary History & Culture
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: World Literature
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: American Literature
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: British Literature
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing Informational Texts
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Analyzing U.S. Documents
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Writing Arguments
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: The Pre-Writing Process
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Revising & Editing Texts
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Writing Style
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Narrative & Descriptive Writing
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Research & Writing Tips
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Interpersonal Communication
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Communicating in Groups
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Evaluating & Delivering Speeches
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Persuasive Speaking
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: English Language & Grammar
- NYSTCE English Language Arts: Instructional Strategies
- NYSTCE English Language Arts Flashcards