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  • 1. 

    The degree to which an item or test measures that which it is intended to measure is called its

    • A.

      Validity

    • B.

      Reliability

    • C.

      Homogeneity

    • D.

      Central tendency

    • E.

      Formal assessment

    Correct Answer
    A. Validity
    Explanation
    Validity refers to the extent to which a test or measurement accurately measures what it is intended to measure. In other words, it assesses whether the test is measuring what it claims to measure. A valid test should provide accurate and meaningful results that are relevant to the construct being measured. It is an important aspect of test development and ensures that the test is useful and effective in measuring the intended concept or trait.

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  • 2. 

    A test that is said to be criterion-referenced is constructed so that

    • A.

      The majority of students attain a C grade

    • B.

      No student can possibly attain a perfect score

    • C.

      Any student will attain a perfect score if that student has mastered the objectives

    • D.

      Any student’s score can be compared to scores of other students and that student’s grade is determined from that comparison.

    Correct Answer
    C. Any student will attain a perfect score if that student has mastered the objectives
    Explanation
    In a criterion-referenced test, the goal is to measure how well students have mastered specific objectives. The given answer suggests that if a student has fully mastered the objectives, they will be able to attain a perfect score. This aligns with the purpose of a criterion-referenced test, which is to assess individual mastery rather than compare students to each other. Therefore, the correct answer implies that the test is designed to reward students who have achieved a high level of proficiency in the objectives being tested.

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  • 3. 

    The authors of our text recommend that when a major test is not going to take an entire class period,

    • A.

      It should not be given at all

    • B.

      It should be given at the end of the period

    • C.

      It should be given at the beginning of the period

    • D.

      It should be given during the middle of the period

    • E.

      It should be given at the start of the period and each student should be allowed to leave class whenever the student finishes the test

    Correct Answer
    C. It should be given at the beginning of the period
    Explanation
    The authors of the text recommend that the major test should be given at the beginning of the class period. This is because starting the test early allows sufficient time for students to complete it without feeling rushed or running out of time. Additionally, giving the test at the beginning ensures that students are mentally fresh and focused, which can lead to better performance and accuracy in their answers.

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  • 4. 

    For a test of 10- multiple choice items and 2 short-explanation items, students should be given at least ___ minutes of testing time.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      15

    • C.

      30

    • D.

      45

    • E.

      60

    Correct Answer
    B. 15
    Explanation
    For a test with 10 multiple-choice items and 2 short-explanation items, students should be given at least 15 minutes of testing time. This is because multiple-choice items generally take less time to answer compared to short-explanation items, as the latter requires more critical thinking and writing. Allowing 15 minutes ensures that students have enough time to carefully consider and answer the multiple-choice items, as well as provide thoughtful responses for the short-explanation items.

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  • 5. 

    Which one of the following test item types is NOT recommended for use in arriving at grades?

    • A.

      Essay

    • B.

      True-false

    • C.

      Arrangement

    • D.

      Multiple choice

    Correct Answer
    D. Multiple choice
    Explanation
    Multiple choice test items are not recommended for use in arriving at grades because they typically only assess recall and recognition of information rather than higher-order thinking skills. These types of questions often have a limited number of answer choices, making it easier for students to guess the correct answer. Additionally, multiple choice questions do not allow for students to demonstrate their understanding, creativity, or ability to apply knowledge in a meaningful way. Therefore, using multiple choice test items as the sole basis for grading may not provide an accurate representation of a student's true abilities and knowledge.

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  • 6. 

    When writing multiple choice type items, each of the following is a recommendation except one. Which one is NOT a recommendation?

    • A.

      There should be the same number of alternatives for every time.

    • B.

      Alternatives should be arranged in column, rather than in paragraph form.

    • C.

      Avoid using alternatives that include absolute terms such as “never” and “all.”

    • D.

      When there is variation in the length of the alternatives, the alternatives should be arranged in order of length.

    Correct Answer
    A. There should be the same number of alternatives for every time.
    Explanation
    The given answer is not a recommendation because having the same number of alternatives for every item is not necessary or recommended. The number of alternatives can vary depending on the question and the options available. It is more important to focus on the quality and relevance of the alternatives rather than the quantity.

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  • 7. 

    Using a normal curve in grading implies that the teacher

    • A.

      Will make judgments about assigning grades

    • B.

      Is using a fair and impartial grading system

    • C.

      Has a class comprised of learners of average ability

    • D.

      Will know in advance of testing how many A, B, C, D, and F grades will be given

    Correct Answer
    D. Will know in advance of testing how many A, B, C, D, and F grades will be given
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that using a normal curve in grading implies that the teacher will know in advance of testing how many A, B, C, D, and F grades will be given. This is because a normal curve grading system follows a predetermined distribution of grades, where a certain percentage of students will receive each grade. This allows the teacher to have an idea of the expected distribution of grades before the testing takes place.

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  • 8. 

    The avenues available for assessing a student’s achievement in learning include all but which one of the following?

    • A.

      What the student says

    • B.

      What the student does

    • C.

      What the student writes

    • D.

      What the student thinks

    Correct Answer
    D. What the student thinks
    Explanation
    Assessing a student's achievement in learning can be done through various avenues such as observing what the student says, does, and writes. However, assessing what the student thinks is not included as one of the avenues. This suggests that evaluating a student's thought process or internal understanding may not be a direct method of assessment compared to the other options provided.

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  • 9. 

    If the writer of a multiple choice test is unaware, for items with four options each it is likely that there will be more correct answers in the ____ option position.

    • A.

      First

    • B.

      Fifth

    • C.

      Third

    • D.

      Fourth

    • E.

      Second

    Correct Answer
    C. Third
    Explanation
    In a multiple choice test, if the writer is unaware, it is likely that there will be more correct answers in the third option position. This is because test creators often place the correct answer in the middle or towards the end of the options to make it less obvious. By placing more correct answers in the third option position, it increases the difficulty of the test and makes it harder for test takers to guess the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    This test is an example of

    • A.

      Unreliable sampling

    • B.

      Unreliable sampling

    • C.

      Diagnostic assessment

    • D.

      Summative evaluation

    Correct Answer
    D. Summative evaluation
    Explanation
    This test is an example of summative evaluation because it is being used to assess the overall learning and performance of the students at the end of a specific period, such as a semester or a course. Summative evaluations are typically used to make judgments about the students' achievements and to assign grades or determine their readiness for advancement.

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  • 11. 

     A student’s final grade for a course is an example of

    • A.

      Preassessment

    • B.

      Formative evaluation

    • C.

      Diagnostic assessment

    • D.

      Summative evaluation

    Correct Answer
    D. Summative evaluation
    Explanation
    A student's final grade for a course is an example of summative evaluation because it is a comprehensive assessment of their performance and understanding at the end of the course. It is used to determine their overall achievement and to make judgments about their level of mastery of the course material. This evaluation is typically used for grading purposes and to provide feedback on the student's overall performance.

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  • 12. 

    When talking with a parent or guardian about his or her child’s progress in your course, each of the following is an acceptable guideline except one. Which one is NOT an acceptable guideline?

    • A.

      Remain calm in your discussion

    • B.

      Suggest ways of helping the child at home

    • C.

      Talk about other individual students in comparison with that parent’s child

    • D.

      Keep what you have to say objective and to the point of the student’s work in your class

    Correct Answer
    C. Talk about other individual students in comparison with that parent’s child
    Explanation
    The answer is "talk about other individual students in comparison with that parent’s child." When discussing a student's progress with a parent or guardian, it is important to focus on the specific student and their work in the class. Comparing them to other students can be discouraging and may not be productive in addressing their individual needs. It is more effective to remain calm, suggest ways of helping the child at home, and keep the discussion objective and focused on the student's work.

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  • 13. 

    The primary reason for using pre-assessment is to

    • A.

      Supply corrective feedback during instruction

    • B.

      Help re-focus attention on the desired learning outcomes

    • C.

      Identify students’ knowledge and skill levels prior to the start of instruction

    • D.

      Review important information before transferring information to new situations

    Correct Answer
    C. Identify students’ knowledge and skill levels prior to the start of instruction
    Explanation
    Pre-assessment is used to identify students' knowledge and skill levels before instruction begins. This allows teachers to tailor their instruction to meet the individual needs of students, ensuring that they are not repeating content they already know and are challenged at an appropriate level. By understanding students' prior knowledge and skills, teachers can also identify any gaps or misconceptions that may need to be addressed during instruction. This helps to ensure that instruction is targeted and effective, maximizing student learning outcomes.

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  • 14. 

    The main reason for using formative assessment is to

    • A.

      Discover what students have learned up to that point of instruction

    • B.

      Provide objective data about student learning to the school principal

    • C.

      Determine what students have learned as the result of a unit of instruction

    • D.

      Discover what the students know or think they know before instruction begins

    Correct Answer
    C. Determine what students have learned as the result of a unit of instruction
    Explanation
    Formative assessment is used to determine what students have learned as the result of a unit of instruction. This type of assessment is ongoing and occurs during the learning process, allowing teachers to gather information about student progress and understanding. It helps teachers identify areas where students may be struggling or need additional support, and informs instructional decisions to improve learning outcomes. By assessing student learning throughout the unit, teachers can make adjustments to their teaching strategies and provide timely feedback to students, ultimately enhancing their overall learning experience.

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  • 15. 

    Which one of the following is NOT a synonym for the term authentic assessment?

    • A.

      Direct assessment

    • B.

      Quality assessment

    • C.

      Aligned assessment

    • D.

      Alternative assessment

    Correct Answer
    B. Quality assessment
    Explanation
    The term "authentic assessment" refers to an assessment method that evaluates real-world skills and tasks. It focuses on assessing a student's ability to apply knowledge and skills in practical and meaningful ways. "Quality assessment" does not accurately represent the concept of authentic assessment as it does not specifically emphasize the authenticity and real-world application of the assessment.

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  • 16. 

    Which one of the following types of assessments would be most appropriate for encouraging originality, creativity, and divergent thinking?

    • A.

      Essay

    • B.

      Matching

    • C.

      True-false

    • D.

      Multiple choice

    Correct Answer
    A. Essay
    Explanation
    An essay would be the most appropriate type of assessment for encouraging originality, creativity, and divergent thinking. Unlike matching, true-false, or multiple-choice questions, which often have predetermined answers, an essay allows students to express their thoughts, ideas, and unique perspectives. It provides them with the freedom to explore different possibilities, think critically, and present their arguments in a creative and original manner. This type of assessment encourages students to think outside the box, foster their creativity, and develop their divergent thinking skills.

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  • 17. 

    If you were to hold auditions for a part is a school play and you knew that at least 50 students would show up for the audition to demonstrate their talents and to compete for the 10 speaking parts, which one of the following types of assessments would be most appropriate and practical to use?

    • A.

      Essay

    • B.

      Performance

    • C.

      Long term project

    • D.

      Completiong drawing

    Correct Answer
    B. Performance
    Explanation
    Given the scenario of holding auditions for a school play and expecting a large number of students to participate, the most appropriate and practical type of assessment would be a performance. This is because a performance allows the students to demonstrate their talents and abilities in real-time, showcasing their acting skills and suitability for the speaking parts. It also allows for a fair and efficient evaluation process, as the judges can directly observe and assess the students' performances. Other types of assessments like essays, long term projects, or completion of drawings may not effectively capture the students' acting abilities and may not be as practical for a large number of participants.

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  • 18. 

    Which one of the following assessment strategies would be most appropriate to determine a student’s progress over a period of time?

    • A.

      Portfolio

    • B.

      Performance

    • C.

      Multiple choice test

    • D.

      Completion statement test

    Correct Answer
    A. Portfolio
    Explanation
    A portfolio would be the most appropriate assessment strategy to determine a student's progress over a period of time. A portfolio allows students to collect and showcase their work samples, projects, and achievements over time. It provides a comprehensive view of their growth, skills, and development. Unlike performance assessments or multiple choice tests, portfolios allow for a more holistic and authentic assessment of a student's progress, as it captures their abilities, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Completion statement tests may provide some insight into a student's understanding of specific concepts, but they do not provide a comprehensive view of their progress over time.

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  • 19. 

    One limitation to the use of portfolio assessment is

    • A.

      It provides opportunity for bluffing

    • B.

      It may place too much emphasis on memorizing

    • C.

      It provides a broad picture of what the student knows and can do

    • D.

      Conclusions drawn from it can be heavily influenced by the evaluator

    Correct Answer
    D. Conclusions drawn from it can be heavily influenced by the evaluator
    Explanation
    Portfolio assessment can be heavily influenced by the evaluator when drawing conclusions. This means that the evaluator's personal biases, preferences, or subjective judgments can impact the assessment results. This limitation raises concerns about the objectivity and reliability of the conclusions made based on the portfolio. It suggests that the assessment may not accurately reflect the true abilities or knowledge of the student, as the evaluator's influence can skew the interpretation of the evidence presented in the portfolio.

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