CHAPTER 7Everyone involved in K-12 education is working in an environment of
mounting accountability pressures. Fortunately, the increased availability
of assessment software allows teachers to try new and innovative assessment
methods. These include computerized performance-based tests, portfolio
assessments tied to rigorous scoring rubrics, and integrated technology and
content area assessments. These methods can serve as models for assessment
across the curriculum.When it comes to technology assessment, you are looking for options that
support your educational priorities. You want to be able to measure
|• ||how well students use the technology available to them to learn
academic content and|
|• ||how well students can transfer that knowledge to the real world.|
Accountability pressures also affect students. Increasingly, students are
reporting fatigue associated with the amount of time they spend preparing
for and taking standardized tests. In a recent survey conducted by graduate students for a teaching methods course, and reported in the Indianapolis
Star, only 52% of student respondents indicated they tried their best on state
tests, while 23% said they didn't try at all and 25% tried only sporadically
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Resources for Student Assessment.
Contributors: M. G. Kelly - Author, Jon Haber - Author.
Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education.
Place of publication: Eugene, OR.
Publication year: 2006.
Page number: 101.
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