E-Assessment Evelyn Izquierdo ICT in ELT course facilitator [email_address] UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA FACULTAD DE HUMANIDADES Y EDUCACIÓN MAESTRÍA EN INGLÉS COMO LENGUA EXTRANJERA Dic. 1, 2009
Assessment requires the gathering of evidence of student performance over a period of time to measure learning and understanding. Evidence of learning could take the form of dialogue, journals, written work, portfolios, tests along with many other learning tasks.
Evaluation on the other hand occurs when a mark is assigned after the completion of a task, test, quiz, lesson or learning activity. A mark on a spelling test will determine if the child can spell the given words and would be seen as an evaluation.
Assessment tools Geoscience Faculty-Carleton College (2009)
Concept Maps - A diagramming technique for assessing how well students see the "big picture".
Concept Tests - Conceptual multiple-choice questions that are useful in large classes.
Knowledge Survey - Students answer whether they could answer a survey of course content questions.
Exams - Find tips on how to make exams better assessment instruments.
Oral Presentations - Tips for evaluating student presentations.
Poster Presentations -Tips for evaluating poster presentations.
Peer Review - Having students assess themselves and each other.
Portfolios - A collection of evidence to demonstrate mastery of a given set of concepts.
Rubrics - A set of evaluation criteria based on learning goals and student performance.
Written Reports - Tips for assessing written reports.
Other Assessment Types Includes concept sketches, case studies, seminar-style courses, mathematical thinking and performance assessments.
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