3. Describe your experiences with standardized assessments. Did you find them useful? Valid? Reliable? Why or why not? Do you remember any parts and/or questions which you found to be off-focus or invalid? Why?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com December 20, 2018, 5:48 am ad1c9bdddf
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1. What role should periodic large-scale standardized tests play in communicating about student achievement?
Periodic large-scale standardized tests are comprehensive examinations. These are types of Summative Assessment. By definition, "Summative assessment is used for the purpose of documenting outcomes and judging value. It is used for providing feedback to instructors about the quality of a subject or program, reporting to stakeholders and granting agencies, producing reports for accreditation, and marketing the attributes of a subject or program." Periodic large-scale standardized test provides feedback about the quality and extent to which the student achieved the standards. It does not only document the student performance, but also the quality of teaching, as well as that of the subject itself. Results of these tests may be used for the evaluation of teaching strategies used, the standardized tests itself and the content of the lesson.
2. What are your thoughts about bias in standardized testing? Support your claims with experience or knowledge of supposed bias on these tests. How could tests be biased?
In Psychology, "a cognitive ...
A personal opinions based on experience with standardized testing: its values, purposes and limitations