Monday, August 25, 2014

Assessment: Vocabulary Test #1

The following is a summative test on a 7th grade vocabulary unit. The assessment utilized a Table of Specifications (also embedded below) in order to make the test valid and reliable. According to the University of Kansas, “The purpose of a Table of Specifications is to identify the achievement domains being measured and to ensure that a fair and representative sample of questions appear on the test. A Table of Specifications allows the teacher to construct a test which focuses on the key areas and weights those different areas based on their importance. A Table of Specifications provides the teacher with evidence that a test has content validity, that it covers what should be covered.” The vocabulary test had an instructional weight to make the test fair. Each question was linked to one of two standards from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, which ensures that what is being tested was taught. Also, there was a balanced weight of higher order questions and lower order questions. There were a variety of questions, ranging from multiple choice, true or false, writing sentences, and short essay.


Vocabulary List

Note: I apologize that the format of the test is a little messed up. When importing, the layout changed a little bit. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

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