All posts tagged "assessments"

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Internationally recognised standardised tests: Are they accurate measures of scholastic ability?

Standardised tests, such as the SAT and GRE, are often criticised for not doing a good job at measuring what they are supposed to. Critics question the accuracy of the evaluations themselves, and also what the tests are supposed to achieve (namely, predicting academic performance in college or graduate school).

The issues are broad-ranging:

Creating MCQs, Part III: Alternative Types of Multiple Choice Questions

This three-part whitepaper explores some possibilities and ideas in creating multiple choice questions (MCQs). In Part III, we look at alternatives to the basic MCQ.

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Testing Higher-Order Cognition: MCQs Versus MEQs

Testing Higher-Order Cognition: MCQs Versus MEQs

7 Little Things about Knowledge Checks

By “knowledge checks,” I’m referring to the short evaluations that punctuate a learning package. They’re also called recall screens, recall exercises, quizzes, or something else. Here’s a mix of ideas, random thoughts, and tips about knowledge checks.

Why Use A Pre-Assessment?

An earlier post looked at a range of ways in which post-quiz remedial feedback can be constructive. What about pre-course assessments, or pre-assessments? Apart from setting the tone and context for a course, a pre-assessment is useful for instructor and learner alike; in fact, it can work towards improving learner motivation too.

Completing the Feedback Loop: Quizzes in Learning Material

What is the importance of feedback after a quiz or test? Here’s a useful analogy: What quizzes are to the material, feedback is to the quiz.