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Alternate assessments for evaluating student outcomes

Describe alternative assessment strategies besides using rubrics in evaluating student outcomes. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using these types of alternative assessments?

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Some alternative assessment strategies in evaluating students outcomes include:

Chapter or End of Unit Tests: These are done to evaluate student understanding of a unit or a chapter in a textbook.

Advantages: Since chapter tests and unit tests are often found at the end of a chapter or unit of a teacher's edition of a textbook they can be effective measures of student progress because the test questions usually pertain to main ideas of the chapter or unit. Teachers can get a general idea of student's understanding of what they learned in a chapter or unit.

Disadvantages: Certain test ...

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There are various assessments used by educators to evaluate student outcomes. The following solution lists several of these alternative assessments and the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

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