In evaluating a student assessment, be it a paper and pencil test, a creative production or a written assignment, the most important component is to be sure there is a match between the objectives of the unit/course/lesson being assessed, the teaching/learning activities used, and the assessment tool.
In assessing the appropriateness and effectiveness of an assessment tool consider the following:
Assessment Item Creation and Review. Retrieved from http://712educators.about.com/cs/assessment/a/assessments.htm.
Chism, N. (1999). Peer Review of Teaching: A Sourcebook. Bolton, MA: Anker. Available in CELT library.
Creating Effective Classroom Tests, by Christine Coombe and Nancy Hubley.
Matching Instructional Objectives, Subject Matter, Tests, and Score Interpretations, Hanna and Cashin, 1987. Retrieved from http://www.idea.ksu.edu/papers/Idea_Paper_18.pdf.
Gage, N.L. & Berliner, D. C. (1998). Educational Psychology. 6th edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
Improving Essay Tests, Cashin, 1987. Retrieved from http://www.idea.ksu.edu/papers/Idea_Paper_17.pdf.
Improving Multiple Choice Tests, Clegg and Cashin, 1986.
Retrieved from http://www.idea.ksu.edu/papers/Idea_Paper_16.pdf.
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