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1 Assessment of Student Learning

Reasons for Assessment:

2 Reasons for Assessment Diagnose students’ strengths and weaknesses Monitor students’ progress Assign grades Determine instructional effectiveness

Multiple Purposes of Assessment:

3 Multiple Purposes of Assessment Diagnostic or Pre-assessment Formative Summative

Diagnostic – Beginning of Instruction:

4 Diagnostic – Beginning of Instruction To determine if students have the prerequisite skills or if students have already achieved intended outcomes.

Formative –During Instruction:

5 Formative –During Instruction Used during the instructional period to provide feedback that the teacher can use to modify and adjust teaching methods.

Summative- End of Instruction:

6 Summative- End of Instruction Provides student grades and reports of achievement and indicates instructional effectiveness

Assessment Terms:

7 Assessment Terms Alternative Assessments Assessments other than paper/pencil tests Performance Assessments Requires students to perform a task to demonstrate skill level Authentic Assessments Requires applying knowledge and skill to “real world” problems

Performance Assessments:

8 Performance Assessments

Alternative Assessments:

9 Alternative Assessments

Authentic Assessments:

10 Authentic Assessments

Types of Assessment Procedures:

11 Types of Assessment Procedures What assessment methods will best evaluate students’ performance? Informal observation during instruction Classroom achievement tests Performance assessment (Students demonstrate skill) Product assessment (Students make a product) Authentic Assessment Portfolio assessment

Validity And Reliability In Assessment Planning:

12 Validity And Reliability In Assessment Planning Validity refers to the appropriateness and meaningfulness of the assessment Reliability refers to whether the assessment will yield consistent results


13 Summary Diagnostic or pre-assessment helps the teacher to plan instruction. Formative assessment serves as an ongoing monitor of the effectiveness of instruction. Summative assessment allows the learner to demonstrate acquired knowledge and skills.


14 Summary In addition to paper/pencil tests, there are alternative assessments such as performance and authentic assessments. Aligning objectives, instruction and assessments ensures validity. Proper construction and presentation of assessments ensures reliability.

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15 Refer to the “Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Planning Framework” to connect types of assessments with Bloom’s levels for the cognitive domain.

The End:

16 The End

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