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Articles on Assessment
Assessment and Evaluation - Northern Illinois University
Describes the difference between formative and summative assessment.
Classroom Assessment Techniques - Iowa State University
Scroll to the chart near the end of the article for quick and easy evaluation techniques that let you know what students learned from your teaching. "Classroom Assessment Techniques are formative evaluation methods that serve two purposes. They can help you to assess the degree to which your students understand the course content and they can provide you with information about the effectiveness of your teaching methods." (from the site)
Parts of a Rubric by IAR
"Rubrics are generally comprised of four essential parts: a scale, descriptors, criteria, and standards." (from the site)
Evaluation that occurs at the end of a unit of study or a course.
Evaluation that takes place between the introduction of material and its conclusion. Often used to adjust instructional practices accordingly toward improving student achievement in that area.
A collection of materials designed to demonstrate progress over time.
A statement that describes what students will be able to do upon completion of an instructional experience.
A document that describes varying levels of performance (from high to low) for a specific assignment.
The level of performance a student should show at a particular point in their schooling.
The words a student must know to communicate effectively about subject area material such as math or boatbuilding, etc.
The practice of demonstrating to the learner how to do a task, so that the learner can copy the model. It often includes thinking aloud or talking about how to work through a task.
Changes in the way tests are designed or administered to respond to the special needs of students with disabilities.