assessment technique that uses strategies for collecting and analyzing
information different from traditional paper-and-pencil tests.
collection, analysis, interpretation, and application of information about
student performance or program effectiveness in making educational decisions.
techniques that gather information about students' ability to perform tasks
that are found in real world situations.
comparison of student performance against an established standard that
provides information as to the student's progress toward attaining the
description of the standard of performance for a particular task.
the value of a student's performance by referring to criteria that were
specified prior to the student's performance of a task.
collection and use of information to make informed educational decisions.
assessment within an educational program whose purpose is to improve the
program as it progresses.
midpoint in a set of scores taken from a large number of representative
individuals where 50 percent of the scores are above the norm and 50 percent
value of a student's performance determined by referring to a norm established
by a large number of representative individuals that indicates how a student
performed in relation to other individuals previous performance.
assessment technique that determines a student's ability to perform on
assigned tasks rather than on the ability to answer questions.
student demonstration that shows ability to handle complex material in
collection of student work used to demonstrate student attainment in a
content area. Student progress is determined by reviewing the collected
works in light of previously established criteria.
determination of an educational program's strengths and weaknesses through
a well-conceived and implemented plan of data collection and analysis.
consistency of an assessment instrument to obtain comparable scores across
set of scoring criteria used to determine the value of a student's performance
on assigned tasks. The criteria are written so students are able to learn
what must be done to improve their performance in the future.
and making decisions about one's own performance or abilities.
content, level, or type of performance expected by students at a particular
point in time or stage of development.
determination of one or more students' capabilities in a subject matter
made from information gathered on meaningful performance tasks that are
referenced to well-defined, educationally sound performance criteria.
performed to determine the overall effectiveness of an educational program.
ability of an assessment instrument to measure what it is supposed to measure.
It is also the appropriate use of assessment information and results.