Five Test Preparation Practices

Five Test Preparation Practices

Textbook: Classroom Assessment:  What Teachers Need to Know by W. James Popham, 2020, Pearson

List the questions and the answers in your summary.

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Discuss the following in your summary of Chapter 11:

1.  What are the judgmentally based improvement procedures for improving teacher developed assessments?

2.  What are the empirically based improvement procedures for improving teacher developed assessments?

3.  Explain item analysis for criterion referenced measurement

List the questions and the answers in your summary.

Discuss the following in your summary of Chapter 12:

1.  What is formative assessment and what is it not?

2.  What is the research supporting formative assessment?

3.  What is a learning progression?

4.  How can you use formative assessment in your classroom?  Cite 3 specific examples of formative assessment you could use with your students.

Discuss the following in your summary of Chapter 13:

1.  What is a standardized test?

2.  What are the ways a standardized test can be interpreted (percentiles, grade equivalent scores, scale scores)?

3.  What is an instructionally diagnostic test?

4.  What is the ACT?  SAT?  Why are they important?

Discuss the following in your summary of Chapter 14:

1.  Discuss the two evaluative guidelines and how they can be applied.

2.  What are the five test preparation practices discussed in this chapter?  Briefly explain each one.

3.  What does “teaching to the test” mean and what are your thoughts on this topic?

Discuss the following in your summary of Chapter 15:

1.  What are the types of classroom assessment evidence that can be obtained? Discuss pretests,  

2.  Explain student growth percentiles.

3.  Explain instructional insensitivity.

4.  Explain the value-added model.

Discuss the following in your summary of Chapter 16:

1.  What is the purpose of grading?

2.  What are the evaluative options?

3.  What about effort?  

4.  Should a student be allowed to retest?  Under what circumstances?

5.  What are your thoughts on what should and should not be factored into a student’s grade on an assignment/for a course?

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