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Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Assessment Strategies - Chapter Summary
Take another look at factors to consider when selecting and designing education assessments as you prepare for questions on the Ohio APK Middle Childhood exam. Instructors teaching these video lessons walk you through the following topics:
- Types of informal and formal assessments
- Assessment use and misuse
- Reliability and validity of assessments
- Forms of assessment bias
- Ecological assessments in special education
- Scaffolding instruction for ESL students
- Uses of performance assessments
- Analysis of assessment results
- Tips for parent teacher conferences
Review these assessment strategies when it's convenient for you with study materials accessible from your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Entertaining video lessons, transcripts and multiple-choice quizzes are just some of the resources available through this chapter.
Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Assessment Strategies Chapter Objectives
A review of the assessment topics covered in this chapter could prove useful when completing the constructed-response assignment and multiple-choice questions included in the Ohio APK Middle Childhood exam's Assessment, Instruction and the Learning Environment content domain, which covers such topics as assessment reliability and integration, assessment selection, student feedback and methods for interpreting assessment results.
Altogether, the exam includes 100 multiple-choice questions and two constructed-response assignments. Scores on these items are used to determine your preparedness for a middle grades teaching license in Ohio.
1. Formal Assessments: Examples & Types
Formal assessments are tests that systematically measure how well a student has mastered learning outcomes. Learn more about formal assessments and test your knowledge with a quiz.
2. Informal Assessments in the Classroom: Examples & Types
In this lesson, we will discuss informal assessments used in the classroom. We will cover what informal assessments are and look at some types and examples, and then you will be asked to take a short quiz to assess your comprehension.
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.
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.
5. Validity in Assessments: Content, Construct & Predictive Validity
Ensuring that an assessment measures what it is intended to measure is a critical component in education. Assessment results are used to predict future achievement and current knowledge. This lesson will define the term validity and differentiate between content, construct, and predictive validity.
6. Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments
Assessments are used to gain useful information about test-takers' knowledge, skills and progress. Sometimes, however, the results of these assessments are incorrect due to biases. This lesson will differentiate and discuss types of testing bias and differences among test-takers that may lead to testing bias.
7. Special Education and Ecological Assessments
An ecological assessment is one type of assessment that is used to help students that have special needs. In this lesson, we discuss ecological assessments, what they entail, and how they are used.
8. Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the classroom is on the rise, and teachers must have strategies for teaching these students. This lesson will highlight ways in which to scaffold instruction for ELLs to help them become successful in the classroom.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Parent Teacher Conference Tips
'It takes a village to raise a child.' Although many know this to be an old African proverb, research has shown that student achievement increases when parents and teachers work together. This lesson will explore the importance of the parent-teacher conference when it comes to student success.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - Middle Childhood (4-9) APK (002): Practice & Study Guide course
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Physical & Psychosocial Development
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Cognitive Learning & Special Education
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Student Diversity
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Standardized Testing
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Curriculum Planning
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Teaching Strategies
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Student Motivation & Communication
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Classroom Management
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Family & Community Involvement
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Role of the Professional Educator
- Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Professional Effectiveness for Educators
- OAE Middle Childhood Assessment of Professional Knowledge Flashcards