Ch 6: Using Education & Psychological Assessments

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Get reacquainted with ways to use education and psychological assessments by exploring the fun lessons in this short chapter. Multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam can check your comprehension and ensure you have the knowledge needed to excel on a crucial test.

Using Education & Psychological Assessments - Chapter Summary

This self-paced chapter closely examines the basics of using education and psychological assessments. Feel confident in your ability to use informal observations in assessment, progress monitoring assessments and more. Completing this chapter will enable you to:

  • Differentiate between informal, formal, paper-pencil and performance assessments
  • Define and share examples of an achievement test
  • Explain the purpose of standardized assessments and differentiate between formative and summative evaluations
  • List and discuss strategies for using informal observations in assessment
  • Summarize how ecological assessments are used to help students with special needs
  • Describe assessments used to measure development and adaptive behavior
  • Exhibit knowledge of the measures of social, emotional and affective functioning
  • Provide strategies for implementing and using progress monitoring assessments

Study your way by accessing any lessons in this chapter using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Enjoy the ability to navigate the lessons at your convenience, in or out of sequential order. When ready, check your comprehension of ways to use education and psychological assessments by taking five-question quizzes and a chapter exam. Our Dashboard lets you track your progress and submit lesson topic questions to our experts with ease.

8 Lessons in Chapter 6: Using Education & Psychological Assessments
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Forms of Assessment: Informal, Formal, Paper-Pencil & Performance Assessments

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.

Achievement Test: Definition & Examples

2. Achievement Test: Definition & Examples

Achievement tests cover a broad range of formal and informal assessments that are given at various points in learning. This lesson looks at various types of achievement tests and their purposes.

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.

Strategies for Using Informal Observations in Assessment

4. Strategies for Using Informal Observations in Assessment

Informal observational assessments require watching, listening, and documenting student performance-based tasks. Strategies for this type of assessment range from intentional activities to incidental chance observations.

Special Education and Ecological Assessments

5. 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.

Definition & Measures of Development & Adaptive Behavior

6. Definition & Measures of Development & Adaptive Behavior

In this lesson, we will define development and adaptive behavior as well as look at the more commonly used assessments that measure development and adaptive behavior.

Measures of Affective, Social & Emotional Functioning

7. Measures of Affective, Social & Emotional Functioning

In this lesson, we will discuss the primary indicators of a functioning affect by examining social and emotional competence, as well as behavioral problems and issues with self-regulation. We will also explore some practical ways to measure these elements of affective function.

Implementing & Using Progress Monitoring Assessments

8. Implementing & Using Progress Monitoring Assessments

In this lesson, we'll learn about progress monitoring and explore some of the ways that educators can use progress monitoring in the classroom to improve student achievement.

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