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Student Evaluation Systems - Chapter Summary
This series of engaging lessons is designed to help you learn and review various types of student evaluation systems. Our bite-sized lessons will show you the qualities of effective student assessments, as well as the different types of assessments that are commonly used to measure student achievement. You'll also learn what's needed to create strong student assessment questions. After studying these lessons, you should be equipped to:
- Differentiate between informal, formal, paper-pencil and performance assessments
- Identify the characteristics of effective assessments
- Understand what goes into the creation of quality student assessment questions
This chapter's online format enables you to study wherever and whenever it's convenient. The chapter's lessons come with interactive practice quizzes to help you retain the assessment terms and concepts you've studied. Finally, if you have any questions, feel free to submit them to one of our expert education instructors.
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. Creating Questions for Student Assessments
Need to create an assessment for your students? Then read this lesson, which discusses wording, subjectivity, and reliability when it comes to creating questions for tests and exams.
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