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Technology for Data Collection While Facilitating Assessments and Evaluations Technology for Data Collection While Facilitating Assessments and Evaluations Eleanor Hamilton EDU/697 Capstone: A project Approach Dr. Keith Pressey December 23, 2013
Test or Survey include (Horton, 2012) Activities that provide feedback Indicates how learners understand the activity Meeting their goals and objective.
Reasons for Testing Gather information effectiveness. Measure students’ mastery or outcome Provide rapid feedback to students Provide tangible cumulative data of student achievement (Callahan & Meixner)
Why test? Motivate learners Diagnose learners skills and knowledge Provide for future assignments Help learners excel (Horton, 2012)
Creating a Test or Survey Make them RelevantMake them Accurate Why are you testing/surveying? What Information is needed to move forward Reinforce or measure learning Validity & Reliable Do learners know the information that is being asked? Do questions align with the objectives?
Measure Accomplishments Discriminating Task What can those who meet the objective do that those who do not meet the objective cannot do? Test Activity How can learners prove they meet the objective? Resources What media and technology to choose? (Horton, 2012)
Effective Questions Include KISS (keep it simple) Clarity Precision Positive phrasing Avoid leading questions Meaning Challenge (Horton, 2012)
Tips for Questions Ask questions that are Simple and to the point Cover all the options in multiple choice Avoid offering too few or too many options. (Oriola, 2012 )
Provide Feedback Immediately Grade the tests Identify learners mistakes Show further learning needs Adapt to the learners (Horton, 2012)
Explain the Test Prepare the learners Provide rules and regulations Clearly state time frame State expectations (Horton, 2012)
Review Test early and often Use the right type of questions to get desired information Provide timely feedback Provide grading information upfront (Horton, 2012)
References Callahan, M., & Meixner, M. (n.d.). How do I create tests for my students? Retrieved from 20Test%20for%20My%20Students%20white%20paper.pdf 20Test%20for%20My%20Students%20white%20paper.pdf Horton, W. (2012). E-Learning by design. (2 nd ed.). John Wiley and Sons San Francisco, CA: Pfeiffer.