Tips for Improving Testing and Grading

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SAGE, Aug 10, 1993 - Business & Economics - 141 pages
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Using detailed examples, checklists and exercises, the authors show how to develop, use and grade classroom examinations. They provide a thorough, step-by-step discussion of general testing and grading issues, including: deciding on the content of an exam; assessing difficulty levels; writing different kinds of test items; scoring different test items; evaluating different subject areas; helping students review for an exam; and developing grading methods and strategies.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Developing a Test Plan
14
Suggestions for Writing Objective Test Items
24
Matching Test Items
49
Suggestions for Writing Constructed Response Test Items
59
Preparing Administering and Scoring Classroom Exams
74
6 Evaluating the Quality of Classroom Exams
89
Assigning Grades
108
Twelve Activities for Classroom Testing and Grading
131
References
139
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LARRY A. BRASKAMP is dean of the College of Education, University of Illinois, Chicago. JOHN C. ORY is director of the Office of Instructional Resources and associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Katherine Ryan (B.S., Psychology, M.Ed., Special Education, Ph.D., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois - Urbana) is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at UIUC. Her areas of specialization include Educational Measurement, Program Evaluation, and Applied Statistics, and she is currently Head of Measurement and Evaluation in the College of Education. Her research interests include assessment validation issues, particularly the evaluation of validity evidence based on response processes and consequences of assessments. Other interests include differential item/test functioning, and issues in program evaluation theory and practice. She teaches Descriptive and Inferential Statistics, Classroom Assessment, Introduction to Measurement, Introduction to Program Evaluation Theory, and Introduction to Evaluation Methods. She has edited two volumes of New Directions in Evaluation for the American Evaluation Association (AEA), one on evaluation as a democratic process, and the other on teaching evaluation in higher education.

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