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Testing… Terror Every Single Time? or Triumph Every Single Time? By Diane Keys

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Formative Assessment vs. Summative Assessment

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(Research Questions Matrix)

Assessment Inquiry: 

Assessment Inquiry Do multiple choice tests accurately reflect and assess student knowledge? Is there one type of question (multiple choice, open-ended, matching, short response, essay, etc.) in a content area that is a more accurate predictor of student knowledge? What type of assessments are you using to determine mastery of content standards for grading purposes?

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Test 1 2 andamp; 3 Raw Scores

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Test 1 2 andamp; 3 Statistics

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'Our children are tested to an extent that is unprecedented in our history and unparalleled anywhere else in the world.' -Alfie Kohn

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'As we ‘progress’ toward the ‘No Child Left Behind’ expectations, the more we reduce our students to statistical data. The more we are expected to show substantial score increases, the more likely we are to eliminate instruction that is not being tested and choose assessments that mimic the standardized tests by which we are being judged.'

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Students need: Clear statements of the standards or expectations Models of acceptable performance Self-assessment Authentic assessment Performance-based assessments Problem solving projects Domain projects

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83% of responding public-school teachers said they fear they will end up 'teaching to the tests.' (Public Agenda Survey) 7 out of ten teachers polled said that classroom instruction stresses state tests 'far' or 'somewhat' too much. (Education Week, Quality Counts 2001) 66% of parents surveyed said they would like to receive standardized-test results for their children in every grade. (Association of American Publishers survey) 92% of teachers surveyed feel that 'no single test score can be considered a definitive measure of a student’s knowledge.' (USA Today/American Federation of Teachers’ survey)

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83% of responding public-school teachers said they fear they will end up 'teaching to the tests.' (Public Agenda Survey) 7 out of ten teachers polled said that classroom instruction stresses state tests 'far' or 'somewhat' too much. (Education Week, Quality Counts 2001) 66% of parents surveyed said they would like to receive standardized-test results for their children in every grade. (Association of American Publishers survey) 92% of teachers surveyed feel that 'no single test score can be considered a definitive measure of a student’s knowledge.' (USA Today/American Federation of Teachers’ survey)

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