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Alternatives in Assessment of Achievements, Learning by Menucha Birenbaum (auth.), Menucha Birenbaum, Filip J. R. C.

By Menucha Birenbaum (auth.), Menucha Birenbaum, Filip J. R. C. Dochy (eds.)

Achievement evaluation has passed through a big shift, from what a few name a `culture of checking out' to a `culture of assessment'. these days, a robust emphasis is put on the combination of evaluation and guideline, on assessing strategies instead of simply items, and on comparing person development relative to every student's start line.
This e-book addresses review matters in mild of the current scenario. the 1st half discusses new possible choices within the review of feat in numerous topic parts, targeting schedule, perform, effect and review of the evaluate. the second one half offers with concerns concerning overview of the training method, in particular: questions about the evaluate of person changes in previous wisdom, studying talents and techniques.

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Were unsuitable for proper testing, especially for the higher levels ... When designing tests was left to the teacher the results were disappointing ... So we started developmental research to devise new test formats. , p. 314) Five principles were enunciated: Tests should improve learning. Tests should enable students to show what they know (positive testing). Tests should operationalise all goals. The most important quality of the test is not its potential for objective scoring. Tests should fit into the constraints of usual school practice (see de Lange, 1987; 250-251).

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High test-anxious low-achievers performed better on a take-home exam than on a conventional classroom test given under time limit and without support materials (Zoller & Ben-Chaim, 1988). Studies of gender differences in multiple-choice test performance indicated that girls were more reluctant than boys to guess on such items and were more likely to leave items blank (Ben-Shakhar & Sinai, 1991; Grandy, 1987; Linn, De Benedictis, Delucchi, Harris & Stage, 1987). Assessment 2000 21 Obviously, the results of these studies call for adapting the assessment to the examinee's affective, as well as cognitive characteristics, in order to enhance the validity of hislher test score interpretation.

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