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Assessment tools

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDINGASSESSMENT TOOLS INANGEL 7.3National College Online Instructor In-Service 2010
  2. 2. Questions Students Ask AboutAssessments “Is this graded?” “What grade did I get on my quiz?”
  3. 3. Questions Instructors Ask AboutAssessments “What do I do if a student says she is having trouble taking a quiz?” “How do students know what their grade is?” “Why isn‟t the grade I entered showing up in the course gradebook?”
  4. 4. Learning Objectives By the end of this presentation, you should be able…  To use a Discussion Forum scoring rubric  To identify the significance of key Assessment settings  To navigate the Gradebook with grace and aplomb
  5. 5. Navigating Your Gradebook…with Grace and Aplomb
  6. 6. Gradebook Management Console
  7. 7. Gradebook Preferences
  8. 8. Gradebook Categories
  9. 9. Gradebook Assignments: Two Ways toEditFrom Gradebook ManagementConsole From Content Item Assignment Tab
  10. 10. Enter/Edit GradeBy Assignment By User
  11. 11. Any questions so far?
  12. 12. Assessment SettingsConfiguring Quizzes, Tests, and Exams
  13. 13. “What do you mean by „Assessment‟?”Drop Box? NO Quiz, test, or exam? YES
  14. 14. “How do I check the settings of anAssessment item?”
  15. 15. “What is the standard configuration ofAssessments?”  Start and end dates/times not specified  One attempt only  No time limit  Medium security – students prevented from copying, saving, or printing test
  16. 16. “What might I want to customize aboutAssessments?” Start and End Dates/Times - Do you want to specify a date and time when the test will automatically start and stop being available?  Makeup – If the availability of the test is time sensitive, do you want to be able to make a test available later to students requiring makeup? Time Limits - Do you want to specify time limits for completing an assessment? Number of Attempts – Do you want to allow students to take the assessment multiple times? Feedback – What type of automatic feedback do you want to provide to students upon completion of the assessment?
  17. 17. “How do I reset a student‟s test attemptif it‟s aborted prior to completion?” Answer: Try the tools in the Utilities menu.
  18. 18. “How do I get a summary of students‟responses to items?”
  19. 19. “How do I override scoresautomatically assigned by ANGEL?” Answer: Use the Enter Grades by Assignment tool in Gradebook
  20. 20. “How do I score all the responses toone test item at a time?”Step 1 Step 2
  21. 21. “How do I set the points for anAssessment question?”
  22. 22. Any questions?
  23. 23. Using Discussion Forum ScoringRubrics
  24. 24. Why Discussion Forums are Graded
  25. 25. How to Grade Discussion Forums Use a scoring rubric to provide an automatic grade calculation But remember, people first, technology second – don‟t let the scoring rubric algorithm usurp your professional judgment
  26. 26. Scoring Rubric Configuration I
  27. 27. Scoring Rubric Configuration II
  28. 28. Entering Discussion Forum Grades IStep 1 Step 2
  29. 29. Entering Discussion Forum Grades IIStep 3
  30. 30. Questions or Comments?
  31. 31. Bibliography Oosterhof, A. et al. (2008). Assessing Learners Online. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

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