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Assessment And Evaluation Models
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- Describe the changes that occur when the assessment process moves beyond one classroom to a team and then outward to an entire school.
- Reflect on the process of creating an assessment plan for a unit of instruction.
- Discuss the challenges faced in creating and sustaining a data-driven culture.
- Examine the advantages and challenges to working as a team in the assessment process.
Assessment System and Types: Formative and Summative
- Define the essential elements of a balanced assessment system.
- Identify essential components of a school Common Core assessment consortium: either the PARCC or Smarter Balanced consortium.
- Examine how your current Kâ12 state testing system integrates within the PARCC and Smarter Balanced school accountability system.
- Define formative assessments.
- Define summative assessments.
- Compare the use of formative versus summative assessments within a variety of instructional contexts.
Assessment Driving Instruction
- Describe the function and purpose of data teams.
- Use item analysis techniques to diagnose student needs.
Standards-Based Assessments: Validity, Reliability, and Bias
- Compare the essential components of norm-referenced assessment systems versus standards-based assessment systems.
- Identify the concepts of validity and reliability in assessments.
- Compare the essential elements of selected response and constructed response assessments.
Student Involvement in Assessment
- Summarize the benefits of involving students in the assessment process.
- Describe the co-constructing criteria process.
- Design a student self-assessment that corresponds to a unit of study.
- Explain the benefit of studentâs use of assessment information to improve their work.
- Identify assessment bias.
- Identify strategies to improve teacher developed assessments.
- Explain authentic assessments and their role within a balanced assessment plan.
- Compare and contrast authentic assessment versus traditional assessment.
- Construct a complete assessment plan based on a unit of instruction including traditional-, portfolio-, performance-, and authentic-based practices.
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