Ch 5: Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Standardized Testing

About This Chapter

Prepare for the Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment by watching the engaging video lessons in this chapter. You can refresh your knowledge of standardized testing then use self-assessment quizzes to gauge your readiness to take the exam.

Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Standardized Testing - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter are designed to help you brush up on your understanding of standardized testing. Upon completion of this chapter, you could be prepared to answer questions on the Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment that address:

  • Examining the importance of assessment in education
  • Identifying forms of assessment, including informal, formal, paper-pencil and performance
  • Analyzing standardized assessments and formative vs. summative evaluations
  • Understanding the advantages and disadvantages of standardized tests
  • Defining and analyzing types of formative assessments
  • Examining summative assessments

Instructors in the video lessons offer a unique form of online instruction, providing in-depth methods and definitions, while presenting the materials in a high-quality visual format. Their expertise and engaging presentation makes the learning process both comprehensive and fun.

Objectives of the Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Standardized Testing Chapter

The Ohio APK Middle Childhood (4-9) assessment ensures you are ready to secure educator licensure in the state. The topics covered in the Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Standardized Testing chapter are found in the assessment, instruction and the learning environment portion of the exam. This section constitutes about 40% of the test with an additional 10% dedicated to a written assignment. The short video lessons in this chapter can help you strengthen your knowledge of standardized testing. You can also take self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you fully comprehend the materials.

7 Lessons in Chapter 5: Ohio APK Middle Childhood: Standardized Testing
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The Importance of Assessment in Education

1. The Importance of Assessment in Education

Assessment is a critical piece of the learning process. This lesson gives an overview of assessment, why it benefits both teachers and students, and the three most common forms of assessment.

Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

2. 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.

Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations

3. 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.

Standardized Tests in Education: Advantages and Disadvantages

4. Standardized Tests in Education: Advantages and Disadvantages

Standardized tests are used frequently in educational settings. This lesson will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of these tests and also explore factors that impact standardized test performance.

Formative Assessments: Examples, Types & Definition

5. Formative Assessments: Examples, Types & Definition

Find out what formative assessments are and the part they play in the learning process. Learn about the types of formative assessments and review the examples. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your new knowledge.

Types of Formative Assessment

6. Types of Formative Assessment

Formative assessments are an incredibly important part of the teaching process. This lesson will detail several types of formative assessments that you can use to monitor student learning in your classroom.

Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

7. Summative Assessments: Examples & Types

Think of state exams, midterms, finals, graded papers, and standardized tests such as the SAT. They all have one thing in common - they are summative assessments! Find out more in this lesson.

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