Assessment Measures

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Assessment Measures by Mind Map: Assessment Measures

1. Setting Expectations and Preparing to Select Measures

1.1. Learning Taxonomies

1.1.1. knowledge

1.1.2. comprehension

1.1.3. application

1.1.4. analysis

1.1.5. synthesis

1.1.6. evaluation

1.2. Statement Content

1.2.1. "ideal Graduate"

1.2.2. Content-by-process matrix

1.3. Curriculum Maps

1.3.1. Reveals IMBALANCE

1.4. Criteria for Choosing Methods

1.4.1. Assessment Questions

1.4.1.1. LOGICAL

1.4.1.2. Appropriate

1.4.2. Reliability

1.4.2.1. Internal CONSISTENCY

1.4.3. Validity

1.4.3.1. Criterion-related

1.4.3.2. Content-related

1.4.4. Cost, Motivation, Timeliness

1.5. Comparing Potential Methods to Criteria

1.5.1. Criteria Matrix

1.5.1.1. Match to Curriculum

1.5.1.2. Technical Quality

1.5.1.3. Prep Time

1.5.1.4. Value to Students

1.5.1.5. Program Info

1.6. Implementation

1.6.1. Research Strategies

1.6.1.1. Cross-sectional approach

1.6.1.2. Longitudinal design

1.6.2. Eligible Participants

1.6.3. Sampling and Sample Size

2. Using Direct Measures

2.1. Performance Assessment

2.1.1. authentic assessment

2.1.2. naturalistic settings or lifelike settings

2.2. Rubrics

2.2.1. VALUE Rubrics

2.2.1.1. AACU

2.2.1.1.1. Civic Engagement VALUE Rubric

2.2.2. Rubric Issues

2.2.2.1. E-portfolio and essay disadvantages

2.2.2.1.1. score differences across prompts or over time

2.3. Objective Tests

2.3.1. Advantages

2.3.1.1. Wide range of content knowledge in a single instrument

2.3.1.2. reliability and validity

2.3.1.3. longitudinal data opportunities

2.3.2. Disadvantages

2.3.2.1. extensive time required to create

2.3.2.2. rarely get beyond simple recall or recognition

2.3.3. Developing and Writing Good Tests

2.3.3.1. overlapping alternative responses should be avoided

2.3.3.2. clear language

2.3.3.3. consistent scoring and administration

3. Using Indirect Assessment Methods

3.1. Using Surveys in Assessment

3.1.1. Response Types and Scales

3.1.1.1. HEDS

3.1.2. Topics

3.1.2.1. values and attituded

3.2. Using Focus Groups in Assessment

3.2.1. Developing Questions

3.2.2. Summarizing Results

3.2.3. Role of the Moderator

3.3. Qualitative vs. Quantitative

3.4. Classroom Assessment Techniques