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Assess

Definitions

QuestionAnswer
Alternative Assessment Any type of assessment in which students create a response to a question
Analytical trait scoring A performance is judged several times
Anchor papers or benchmark perfomances Examples of performances that serve as a standard again which other papers or performances may be judged
Assessment The act of collecting information about individuals or groups of individuals in order to understantd them better.
Authentic (Assessment) Assessment tasks that elicit demonstrations of knowledge and skills in ways that resemble "real life" as closely as possible, engage students in the activity, and reflect sound instructional practice.
Context (of an alternative assessment) The surrounding circumstances within which the assessment is embedded.
Criterion-referenced assessment An assessment designed to reveal what students know, understant, or can do in relation to specific performance objective.
Dispositions Affective outcomes such as flexibility perseverance, self-confidence and a positive attitude toward science and mathematics.
Evaluation A judment regarding the quality or worth of the assessment results
Extraneos interference (on error) things that might cause us to mismeasure students,
Generalized rubric A rubric that can be used to score performance on a large number of related task.
Generalizability The extent to which the performances sampled by a set of assessment items/task are representative of the broader domain being assessed.
Holistic scoring A single overall score is assigned to a performance.
Indicator A more specific description of a outcome in terms of observable and assessable behaviors.The solution is an indicator
Norm-referenced assessment An assessment designed to reveal how an individual student's performace or test result ranks or compares to that of an appropriate peer group.
On-demand assessment Assessment that takes place at a predermined time and place. State tests, SAT, finals exams.
Open-ended tasks The kind of performance required of students when they must generate a solution to a problem or perform a task when thewre is no single, right answer.
Open-response task The kind of performance required of the students when they are required to generate an answer, rather than select it from among several possible answers, but there is still a single correct answer.
Performance assessment Direct, systematic observation of actual student performances and rating those performances according to pre-established performance critaria.
Performance critaria. A description of the characteristics that define the basis on which the response to the task will be judged.Can be holistic.
Porfolio A purposeful, integrated collection of student work showing effort, progress, or degree of proficiency.
Primary trait scoring A scoring procedure by which products or performance are evaluated by limiting attention to a single criterion or a few selected criteria.
Reliability An indication of the consistency of scores acros evaluators, over time, or across different versions of the test.
Rubric An established and written-down set of criteria for scoring or rating students' performance on test, porfolios, writing samples, or other performances tasks.
Scale The range of scores possible on an individual item or task.
Selected-response assessments Student selec he correct responce from among a set of responces offered by the developer of the assessment.Multiple-choise, matching
Standardized assessments Assessments that are administered and scored in exactly the same way for all students
Standards (content or curriculum) Statements of what should be taught. For example NCTM standards
Tast (as in a "performance task") A goal-directed assessment exercise. For example a particular math problem.
Task-specific rubric/scoring A scoring guide or rubric that can only be use with a single exercise or performance task.
Validity An indication of how well an assessment actually measures what it is supposed to measure rather than extraneous features.
Created by: mvaldivia