Online Testing An Authentic Twist ToTraditional Assessment          Melanie Wiscount        Pine Grove Area High SchoolBus...
Evolution Of Testing   Late 1800’s -awareness that individual    differences in intellectual abilities are    potentially...
Evolution of Testing1900 - College Entrance Exam1930s & 1940s -Testing took on a scientific plane1960s - Achievement Te...
Examples Of Online Testing Outside          The ClassroomDriver’s License theory testsCollege placement testsCandidate ...
Why Test Your Students Online?Students benefit:   Preparation for real-life applications   Makes the students comfortab...
Why Test Your Students Online?Students benefit:   Improved learning   Authentic method of assessment  Especially impor...
Why Test Your Students Online?  Teachers benefit:       • Saves time distributing, collecting, &         grading tests an...
Why Test Your Students Online?Teachers benefit:  Creates information-packed reports for test    analysis   Creates exci...
Why Test Your Students Online?Teachers and students benefit:   Secure student data    • COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy ...
Why Test Your Students Online?Sound pedagogical reasons for incorporating online testing:   PSSA multiple-choice format ...
Why Test Your Students Online?Sound pedagogical reasons for incorporating online testing:  Take tests multiple times    ...
Why Test Your Students Online?Multiple-choice questions   PSSA format   Simply challenge a students ability to recall  ...
Why Test Your Students Online?No Child Left Behind   Dyslexic – time factor   Visually-handicapped   Hand-writing   I...
Creative Ways To Use QuizlabAssessment  Prepare a set of quizzes to measure monthly   student progress in a specific ski...
Creative Ways To Use QuizlabLearning and Practice  Vocabulary tests   Assign English and math standards exercises    th...
Creative Ways To Use QuizlabEnrichment and Remediation  Customize assessments to a subgroup of    students   Those stud...
Creative Ways To Use QuizlabClassroom Management  Use on substitute days   Different levels of work for special learner...
Creative Ways To Use QuizlabMotivation  Take a survey before introducing a unit to    measure students’ knowledge (prete...
How Does A Teacher Begin?Register at online testing web site  www.quizlab.com     • $39.95/teacher $32.95 2-6 teachers  ...
How Does A Teacher Begin?Register at online test site  www.quizlab.com    •   Import tests & quizzes from other teachers...
Import Tests & Quizzes From         Other TeachersBroken down by subjectBroken down by grade levelAssign to specific cl...
Create Your Own Tests & Quizzes   Choose between true/false, multiple    choice, & essay questions   Customize to your l...
Test EnvironmentIn-classAbsent studentsTest mode – no talking, conferring, collaboratingNo notes, resources, helpMult...
Grades Students Tests & Quizzes  Grades according to your predetermined   correct answer  Sends grades to your email dai...
Creates Grading ReportsReports according to:  By student    • Each attempt    • Each quiz  By quiz    • Question  By c...
Provides Communication To        Students/ParentsAnnounces quizzesTeachers can email students and/or parentsStudents an...
Provides Information To StudentsAnnounces lessons & activitiesCalendarWeb links - web sites used in classStudents’ tes...
How Does A Teacher Begin?   Log onto www.quizlab.com      Try out quizlab for 30 day free trial period      Annual cost...
Online Testing Hands-onDemonstration
My RecommendationsProofread - proofread - proofreadAllow students to become accustomed to new assessment by giving them ...
My Recommendations Choose for students to see score after each  question – formative assessment Choose for students to s...
Online Testing Traditional assessment using an  authentic method! “Give your course presence on the  web!” Any questions?
Bibliography http://www.brookes.ac.uk/publications/bejlt/volume1issue1/practice/c  hapman04.html http://www.psychologyin...
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Online Testing: An Authentic Twist to Traditional Assessment - Bloomsburg University Business Education Spring 2005 Workshop in Allentown, PA

  1. 1. Online Testing An Authentic Twist ToTraditional Assessment Melanie Wiscount Pine Grove Area High SchoolBusiness, Computer, & Information Technology Department
  2. 2. Evolution Of Testing Late 1800’s -awareness that individual differences in intellectual abilities are potentially measurable in the same way that height and weight are measurable Most tests were oral in nature Short assessment on slates Paper manufacturing  Paper & quill tests  Paper & pencil tests
  3. 3. Evolution of Testing1900 - College Entrance Exam1930s & 1940s -Testing took on a scientific plane1960s - Achievement TestsCard-fed comprehensive tests with card readersStandardized assessments according to specific standardsOnline testing
  4. 4. Examples Of Online Testing Outside The ClassroomDriver’s License theory testsCollege placement testsCandidate Screening - New job applicantsGRE, Praxis, Trade, License, etc. testsOn the Job Training - EmployeesOnline college/university courses
  5. 5. Why Test Your Students Online?Students benefit:  Preparation for real-life applications  Makes the students comfortable with this medium for testing- instrument of the present & future  Online tests are attention-getters - perfect for your computer-savvy students Creates excitement in & acceptance of a new way of testing
  6. 6. Why Test Your Students Online?Students benefit:  Improved learning  Authentic method of assessment Especially important for business education classes  Instant or rapid feedback View their answers & the correct answers  Passwords provide grading security
  7. 7. Why Test Your Students Online? Teachers benefit: • Saves time distributing, collecting, & grading tests and recording grades • Saves paper - great for our students’ future planet • Online tests are available to absent students • Creates information-packed reports for teacher analysis on student performance
  8. 8. Why Test Your Students Online?Teachers benefit: Creates information-packed reports for test analysis  Creates excitement in our students for test- taking  Many assessments from other teachers are available  Insert specific directions and hidden messages  Grades can be imported to MyGradebook  Collaboration with other teachers
  9. 9. Why Test Your Students Online?Teachers and students benefit:  Secure student data • COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998) compliant • Daily server backups and offsite storage of archives • Access encrypted via the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol • Secure logout for protection of accounts accessed on a shared computer • Every time an attempt (successful or unsuccessful) to access a teacher account is made, teacher emailed showing the date, time, IP address, and the result of the attempt • Teacher account is automatically locked out for an hour with three consecutive failed login attempts
  10. 10. Why Test Your Students Online?Sound pedagogical reasons for incorporating online testing:  PSSA multiple-choice format  Formative vs. Summative assessment  Encourages engagement with the subject  Decrease of test anxiety
  11. 11. Why Test Your Students Online?Sound pedagogical reasons for incorporating online testing: Take tests multiple times • Aim for better score • Allows key points or theories to be reinforced • After the first attempt at the test, there is likely to be a very focused (and efficient) reading of the course material which will almost certainly result in learning
  12. 12. Why Test Your Students Online?Multiple-choice questions  PSSA format  Simply challenge a students ability to recall facts  Test a students ability to apply factual knowledge to given situations  At a higher level, a question may test a students ability to evaluate given information
  13. 13. Why Test Your Students Online?No Child Left Behind  Dyslexic – time factor  Visually-handicapped  Hand-writing  IEP accommodations • Different test versions • Retesting or increase in test attempts  Web-based access from school or home
  14. 14. Creative Ways To Use QuizlabAssessment  Prepare a set of quizzes to measure monthly student progress in a specific skill or subject  Develop quizzes to go with lessons or units to determine which students need extra review  Note the state standard you are assessing in the "instructions" text box at the top of each quiz
  15. 15. Creative Ways To Use QuizlabLearning and Practice Vocabulary tests  Assign English and math standards exercises that apply to your curriculum to monitor student progress while they work independently  Set up end-of-article quizzes for students to complete when they finish independent reading assignments • Wall Street Journal for the Classroom • Newspaper current events
  16. 16. Creative Ways To Use QuizlabEnrichment and Remediation Customize assessments to a subgroup of students  Those students who need extra practice can work outside the classroom in the library or from home  Provide practice quizzes to build student skills in problem areas  Assign independent projects as enrichment for our gifted students
  17. 17. Creative Ways To Use QuizlabClassroom Management Use on substitute days  Different levels of work for special learners  Re-use and update quizzes easily year after year by saving them in Quiz Lab  Use Quizlab to take a Student Survey to track student feedback on your performance
  18. 18. Creative Ways To Use QuizlabMotivation Take a survey before introducing a unit to measure students’ knowledge (pretest) or to use it as an anticipatory set to create excitement Use seasonal quizzes as fun fillers during classroom breaks  Encourage parents to periodically log in to review student scores, so they can support your efforts by providing praise or assisting their kids
  19. 19. How Does A Teacher Begin?Register at online testing web site www.quizlab.com • $39.95/teacher $32.95 2-6 teachers www.hostedtest.com • Pre-paid response packages www.webassign.net • $250 for first year/$150 for renewal
  20. 20. How Does A Teacher Begin?Register at online test site www.quizlab.com • Import tests & quizzes from other teachers • Create your own tests & quizzes • Grades students’ tests & quizzes • Creates grading reports • Provides communication to students/parents • Provides information to students
  21. 21. Import Tests & Quizzes From Other TeachersBroken down by subjectBroken down by grade levelAssign to specific classesAssign on specific datesMay customize imports to your classNeed to proofreadNeed to make sure appropriate assessment for your objectives & curriculumReady-made quizzes can be edited to align with state standards or learning objectives
  22. 22. Create Your Own Tests & Quizzes Choose between true/false, multiple choice, & essay questions Customize to your lessons & objectives grade level Assign to specific classes Assign on specific dates Design any length assessment Need to proofread Share with other teachers
  23. 23. Test EnvironmentIn-classAbsent studentsTest mode – no talking, conferring, collaboratingNo notes, resources, helpMultiple test attempts  Same day  Next day
  24. 24. Grades Students Tests & Quizzes Grades according to your predetermined correct answer Sends grades to your email daily/weekly Calculates grade percentage as well as showing number of correct answers per student and class Shows all students’ attempts
  25. 25. Creates Grading ReportsReports according to: By student • Each attempt • Each quiz By quiz • Question By class • Average
  26. 26. Provides Communication To Students/ParentsAnnounces quizzesTeachers can email students and/or parentsStudents and/or parents can email teacherGreat tool to keep absent students “in the know”Provides students with homework reminders
  27. 27. Provides Information To StudentsAnnounces lessons & activitiesCalendarWeb links - web sites used in classStudents’ test & quiz scoresCustomized home page for each class
  28. 28. How Does A Teacher Begin? Log onto www.quizlab.com  Try out quizlab for 30 day free trial period  Annual cost $39.95/teacher Assign classes and class ID names Assign students & passwords Print out students’ logon instructions to distribute Design for each class:  Home page  Web links  Calendar  Welcome Message
  29. 29. Online Testing Hands-onDemonstration
  30. 30. My RecommendationsProofread - proofread - proofreadAllow students to become accustomed to new assessment by giving them at least two attempts to take first test/quizGive first assessment as a 10 point quizHave students take first quiz in classAssign quiz or test to classes over a period of 2 - 3 days
  31. 31. My Recommendations Choose for students to see score after each question – formative assessment Choose for students to see score at end of test – summative assessment Refer to quiz lab class homepage frequently Be current with your calendar & assignments Keep web links up-to-date Include in syllabus, parent/teacher open house, conferences
  32. 32. Online Testing Traditional assessment using an authentic method! “Give your course presence on the web!” Any questions?
  33. 33. Bibliography http://www.brookes.ac.uk/publications/bejlt/volume1issue1/practice/c hapman04.html http://www.psychologyinfo.com/testing/ www.quizlab.com

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