the importance of using tests to improve learning and instruction and not just to assign grades.

The Knowledge Journal has two parts in each unit. In the first part you will respond to a reflection question. In the second part you will watch a short video on different assessment strategies and answer questions about which type of assessment is being demonstrated.

Unit 4 Questions:

  1. Discuss the importance of using tests to improve learning and instruction and not just to assign grades.
  2. Watch the following 13-minute video on creating multiple-choice questions. While watching the video, pay particular attention to how to create the distractors.

After watching the video, create one really good multiple-choice item that you could use as a diagnostic item to include in your Journal. In a diagnostic question, your distractors should reflect mistakes that a student might make. That will let you know what mistake they made if they get the answer incorrect.