EDUC 2130 Final Flashcards


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1

All the processes teachers use to make decisions about their students' learning progress is best described as:

classroom assessment

2

The primary function of classroom assessment is to increase:

student learning

3

Of the following, which is the one that is not a purpose of assessment for learning?

Increase teacher control of student behavior.

4

The degree to which an assessment measures what it is supposed to measure refers to which of the following characteristics of the assessment?

validity

5

According to research, of the following, which type of teacher-made test is least reliable?

essay

6

The process of systematically gathering information about every student in your class is best described as:

formal measurement

7

Of the following, which is an example of an objective test?

A multiple-choice exam

8

Which of the following steps should teachers avoid, if possible, in scoring essay examinations?

scoring a few papers at one sitting

9

Of the following, which is the most accurate description of commercially available tests?

They most commonly assess lower-level objectives

10

Asking students to demonstrate skills similar to those required in real-world settings best describes:

performance assessments

11

Which of the following formats would be most effective for finding out how skillfully and intern is teaching?

Performance

12

According to your text, portfolios are a form of:

formal assessment

13

Of the following, the best description of the main purpose of portfolios is:

to help students evaluate their own progress

14

According to research, of the following, what is the most important disadvantage of performance assessments and portfolios?

Achieving adequate levels of reliability has been difficult

15

The first step in designing any formal assessment is to:

specify what you are attempting to assess

16

During what point in the teaching-learning process are assessments most effectively prepared?

During the planning process

17

Which of the following is likely to be most effective for minimizing test anxiety in students?

Discussing test content and testing procedures before giving the test