Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Dreaded Assessments

Today I did a lot of reading and contemplating about assessments.  Various types of assessments and ways to create good tests and questions.  This is an area that I have always felt daunted by.  How do you know if you're creating a good objective test?  How do you know what questions to ask?  What are the advantages and disadvantages of multiple choice tests when compared to short answer and essay?  Well I can certainly say that I feel like I finally have a handle on these types of questions and making tests no longer seems as scary.  

Each type of tests and its own advantages and disadvantages, so before creating any type of assessment to give your students, you should consider what you want them to show you when they take this tests. The video below talks about some different types of assessments - such as preassessments, formative assessments, and summative assessments.  Check out the video for more information!

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