Standardized Testing

Methods of Evaluation

Contributor: Derek Overholt | Length : 44 | File type : Audio

Explore and understand the diverse options you have for evaluating the progress of a student: grading, report cards, achievement tests, teacher observation, etc

Achieving Their Best Test: Preparing Your Students for the Testing Experience

Contributor: Allen Troyer | Length : 9 | File type : Video

What do eggs, bubbles, and two sharp pencils have in common? They're all connected to success in achievement tests! Allen Troyer has helped schools improve their testing experience for more than twent... Read More

Administering Achievement Tests by Allen Troyer

Contributor: Allen Troyer | Length : 40 | File type : Audio

"Good morning, students! It's achievement test time!" Is your school ready to handle achievement tests successfully? Allen describes and models best practices for before, during, and after test day... Read More

More Than a Grade: Assessment as a Teaching Tool

Contributor: Brian J Martin | Length : 5 | File type : Video

Tests, quizzes, and gradebooks: these tools demonstrate to you what your students know. But how can they help your students? Brian encourages teachers to view assessments as more than a chance to ca... Read More

Achievement Tests Explained

Contributor: Lorne Martin | Length : 39 | File type : Audio

The why of achievement tests: We maintain what we value, and we value what we understand. Let's see if we can better understand so we perceive the value of what we would like to maintain.

Are The Common Core State Standards for Christian Schools?

Contributor: Matthew Mast | File type : Curricular

A college-level research project on PowerPoint. Matthew Mast begins with defining the Common Core State Standards, telling why and how they were set. He lists pros and cons of using them in our Christ... Read More

I Hate Grades

Contributor: Peter Goertzen | File type : Blog Post

I hate grades. Well, not exactly. I hate the way students (and parents) are conditioned to think about grades in too many cases. A good grade—or at least a passing grade—is often viewed as ... Read More

Teacher-Made Tests

Contributor: Anthony S. Jones, Lawrence W. Bagford, Edward A. Wallen | File type : Article

In a chapter from their book Strategies of Teaching, the authors compare and contrast true-or-false, essay, completion, and multiple-choice questions. Although they favor the objectivity of multiple-c... Read More

Creative Classroom Testing

Contributor: ETS/Sybil B Carlson | File type : Document

An extensive handbook published by a leading producer of standardized tests. Replete with multiple examples and a variety of test types. Courtesy Educational Testing Service. Download this documen... Read More

Blooms Questions for Reading and Class

Contributor: John Swartz | File type : Article

This collection includes several comparative descriptions of Bloom's taxonomy, adapted and with an added category called Spiritual Discernment. One section provides examples of the taxonomy in use in ... Read More