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  • 1. Doris Valle Jerry Llerena ALTERNATIVES TO TESTING
  • 2. Word transformation
    • The Object of a word transformation puzzle is to change a given word to another by altering one letter at a time, each time forming a “new word”,.
    • For example, changing DOG to CAT in three moves could be done this way: dog => dot => cot => cat .
  • 3. Now try these:
    • EAST to WEST in 3 moves.
    • BOY to MAN in 3 moves.
    • HATE to LOVE in 3 moves.
    • HARD to EASY in 4 moves.
  • 4. Answers:
    • EAST, l ast, l e st, w est.
    • BOY , b a y, ba n , m an.
    • HATE, ha v e, l ave, l o ve.
    • HARD, har t , ha s t, e ast, eas y .
    Fabulous FUN with PUZZELS Joseph Leeming
  • 5.
    • Traditional assessments
    • standardized tests
    • teacher -made tests
    • give a grade
    • seldom an explanation why a certain answer is incorrect
    • Alternative assessments
    • allow learner to regulate the assessment
    • generally use rubrics
    • provide learners the criteria for each performance level
    • are preparation for the career world, where professionals self- assess using specific criteria .
  • 6.
    • ALTERNATIVES TO TESTING
    • 1.- What does it refer to?
    • It refers to procedures and techniques which can be used within the context. The main goal is to gather evidence about how students are approaching, processing and completing real-life tasks .
  • 7.
    • Alternative to what?
    • Paper & pencil exams
    • Alternatives:
      • portfolios
      • presentations
      • research papers
      • essays
      • self-assessment / peer assessment
      • lab practical
      • classroom “clickers” or responder pads
  • 8.
    • Writing Assignments/Projects
    • Lab report &Data Analysis
    • Projects
      • Term Projects –
      • Team Projects
      • Individual Projects
      • In-Class Projects
      • Creating your own Projects
    • Other Rubrics
    • Student Journals
  • 9.
      • Rube Goldberg projects
      • bridge building / rocketry /
      • mousetrap cars
      • writing a computer program
      • research project
      • create web page, ( wiki , Web-Quest , Forum , Use other resources from INTERNET)
      • create movie
      • role playing
      • building models
      • academic competitions
  • 10.  
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  • 13. Portfolios and Reflective Journals “ Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consquences, and failing to achieve anything useful…” (MARGARET J. WHEATLEY )
  • 14. What is a Portfolio?
    • A portfolio is a collection of work that represents a student´s learning, progress and achievement over time.
    • P. Can be used to :
    • Capture evidence and professional growth.
    • Assess development of critical thinking.
  • 15. What is a Portfolio? . 3. Provide learners to evaluate their behavior and practice. http://myportfolio.school.nz/ http://www.webdesignbooth.com/50-beautiful-and-creative-portfolios/
  • 16. Portfolios of Student Work
    • Have students prepare an ongoing, extensive portfolio of their work.
    • Maintain these portfolios in an open but supervised setting.
    • During parent-teacher conferences, have student in attendance and have parents go through portfolio with student under the watchful eyes of the teacher .
  • 17. Rubric Evaluation
    • Does it assess what you think it assesses?
    • Does it really reflect what the students were actually doing?
    • Is it fair and is it doable?
    • Do the students know about it ahead of time?