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Ch 23: Student Assessment Types

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Use our video lessons to learn about the types of student assessments. Review standardized and performance testing in addition to student self-assessments and peer assessments. Improve your knowledge of student fitness testing as well.

Student Assessment Types - Chapter Summary

There are several forms of student assessment available to teachers; this chapter's engaging video lessons help you refresh or strengthen your understanding of them. Our professional instructors discuss ways of assessing student learning in the affective and cognitive domains. Additionally, they cover the use of performance and standardized assessments in schools. You can also study assessments particularly relevant to physical education. By the time you reach the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify tools for student fitness assessments
  • Describe types of assessments and fitness testing in schools
  • List techniques used to assess student learning
  • Understand student self-assessments and peer assessments
  • Distinguish between formative and summative evaluations
  • Discuss how to use performance assessments
  • Explain the pros and cons of standardized testing
  • Identify problems with high-stakes testing

Our lessons contain real-world examples and visuals to help you retain what you've studied. The videos are typically about five minutes long and have convenient tags that allow you to quickly jump to specific sections you want to re-watch. The lessons also include self-assessment quizzes, which you can use to test your comprehension of covered topics.

9 Lessons in Chapter 23: Student Assessment Types
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Assessment of Student Fitness & Physical Education Skills

1. Assessment of Student Fitness & Physical Education Skills

In this lesson, we review ways to assess student fitness & physical education skills. We discuss the President's Council on Physical Fitness and some of the programs, and we look at how the program and assessments have changed to keep up with modern technology.

Types of Fitness Testing in Schools

2. Types of Fitness Testing in Schools

Schools use a variety of methods to test the fitness levels of students. This lesson will examine the benefits and drawbacks of fitness testing and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

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

3. 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.

Assessing Data on Student Learning in Cognitive & Affective Domains

4. Assessing Data on Student Learning in Cognitive & Affective Domains

Within each of Dr. Bloom's learning domains, levels of performance have been established. In this lesson, we will learn more about the cognitive and affective domains of learning and discuss assessments that can be used for each.

Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

5. Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

Student self-assessment and peer assessment are useful tools to help students learn important reflection and critical thinking skills. This lesson will review how self-assessment and peer assessment can be used in your classroom.

Standardized Assessments & Formative vs. Summative Evaluations

6. 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.

Performance Assessments: Product vs. Process

7. 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.

Standardized Tests in Education: Advantages and Disadvantages

8. 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.

High-Stakes Testing: Accountability and Problems

9. High-Stakes Testing: Accountability and Problems

Do high test scores equal high achievement? Many politicians and educational reformers think the answer is yes. High-stakes standardized testing has become commonplace in American schools. This lesson will define high-stakes testing and accountability and present problems associated with these types of tests.

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