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Ch 6: Summarizing & Analyzing Educational Assessments

About This Chapter

The Summarizing & Analyzing Educational Assessments chapter of this Assessment of Learning for Teachers course is the simplest way to master summarizing and analyzing educational assessments. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of summarizing and analyzing educational assessments.

Who's It For?

Teachers who need help learning about or mastering educational assessments will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn summarizing and analyzing educational assessments. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Teachers who need to administer assessments in the classroom
  • Teachers who have limited time for professional development or training
  • Teachers who prefer multiple ways of learning (visual or auditory)
  • Teachers who need educational assessments for students with special accommodations
  • Teachers who need an efficient way of learning about summarizing and analyzing educational assessments
  • Teachers who need help understanding educational assessments and how to interpret the data
  • Teachers who use both standardized and non-standard assessment methods

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the summarizing and analyzing educational assessments chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the summarizing and analyzing educational assessments chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any summarizing and analyzing educational assessments question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Teachers Will Review:

This chapter helps teachers understand the concepts of summarizing and analyzing educational assessments. Topics covered include:

  • Norm- versus criterion-referenced scoring
  • Statistics of score distribution
  • Test score to population comparisons
  • Standard deviation and bell curves
  • Using mean, median, and mode in assessments

5 Lessons in Chapter 6: Summarizing & Analyzing Educational Assessments
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Norm- vs. Criterion-Referenced Scoring: Advantages & Disadvantages

1. Norm- vs. Criterion-Referenced Scoring: Advantages & Disadvantages

Assessment results allow educators to make important decisions about students' knowledge, abilities and future educational potential. There are multiple ways to summarize and interpret assessment results. This lesson will discuss ways to summarize norm-referenced assessments and criterion-referenced assessments.

Summarizing Assessment Results: Understanding Basic Statistics of Score Distribution

2. 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.

Summarizing Assessment Results: Comparing Test Scores to a Larger Population

3. 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.

Using Standard Deviation and Bell Curves for Assessment

4. Using Standard Deviation and Bell Curves for Assessment

When a teacher gives an exam in class, how does she decide if the test scores were good or bad? This lesson focuses on classroom assessment, specifically how to analyze the variability of scores within a given group of students. We'll discuss both standard deviation and bell curves.

Using Mean, Median, and Mode for Assessment

5. Using Mean, Median, and Mode for Assessment

How does a teacher decide what is a good exam score and what is a bad one? This lesson focuses on classroom assessment, but instead of different types of assessment (such as essay versus true/false questions), we'll discuss statistical methods for summarizing scores on any form of testing. Specifically, this lesson covers the statistical tools known as the mean, median and mode.

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