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alternatives to testing

  1. 1. Doris Valle Jerry Llerena ALTERNATIVES TO TESTING
  2. 2. Word transformation <ul><li>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”,. </li></ul><ul><li>For example, changing DOG to CAT in three moves could be done this way: dog => dot => cot => cat . </li></ul>
  3. 3. Now try these: <ul><li>EAST to WEST in 3 moves. </li></ul><ul><li>BOY to MAN in 3 moves. </li></ul><ul><li>HATE to LOVE in 3 moves. </li></ul><ul><li>HARD to EASY in 4 moves. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Answers: <ul><li>EAST, l ast, l e st, w est. </li></ul><ul><li>BOY , b a y, ba n , m an. </li></ul><ul><li>HATE, ha v e, l ave, l o ve. </li></ul><ul><li>HARD, har t , ha s t, e ast, eas y . </li></ul>Fabulous FUN with PUZZELS Joseph Leeming
  5. 5. <ul><li>Traditional assessments </li></ul><ul><li>standardized tests </li></ul><ul><li>teacher -made tests </li></ul><ul><li>give a grade </li></ul><ul><li>seldom an explanation why a certain answer is incorrect </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative assessments </li></ul><ul><li>allow learner to regulate the assessment </li></ul><ul><li>generally use rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>provide learners the criteria for each performance level </li></ul><ul><li>are preparation for the career world, where professionals self- assess using specific criteria . </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>ALTERNATIVES TO TESTING </li></ul><ul><li>1.- What does it refer to? </li></ul><ul><li>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 . </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Alternative to what? </li></ul><ul><li>Paper & pencil exams </li></ul><ul><li>Alternatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>portfolios </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research papers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>essays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>self-assessment / peer assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lab practical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>classroom “clickers” or responder pads </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Writing Assignments/Projects </li></ul><ul><li>Lab report &Data Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Term Projects – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-Class Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating your own Projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other Rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>Student Journals </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Rube Goldberg projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bridge building / rocketry / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>mousetrap cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>writing a computer program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>research project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create web page, ( wiki , Web-Quest , Forum , Use other resources from INTERNET) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create movie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>role playing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>building models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>academic competitions </li></ul></ul>
  10. 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 )
  11. 14. What is a Portfolio? <ul><li>A portfolio is a collection of work that represents a student´s learning, progress and achievement over time. </li></ul><ul><li>P. Can be used to : </li></ul><ul><li>Capture evidence and professional growth. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess development of critical thinking. </li></ul>
  12. 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/
  13. 16. Portfolios of Student Work <ul><li>Have students prepare an ongoing, extensive portfolio of their work. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain these portfolios in an open but supervised setting. </li></ul><ul><li>During parent-teacher conferences, have student in attendance and have parents go through portfolio with student under the watchful eyes of the teacher . </li></ul>
  14. 17. Rubric Evaluation <ul><li>Does it assess what you think it assesses? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it really reflect what the students were actually doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it fair and is it doable? </li></ul><ul><li>Do the students know about it ahead of time? </li></ul>

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