Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Surveys and tests, colleen kelly


Published on

A PowerPoint presentation for EDU 652 regarding the best practices for creating surveys and tests.

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Surveys and tests, colleen kelly

  1. 1. Surveys & TestsBest Practices<br />Colleen KellyEDU 652<br />
  2. 2. Goals – Before you begin<br />Ask Yourself…<br />Tests<br />What are the learning objectives?<br />Surveys<br />What information is needed?<br />
  3. 3. To create a good test or survey<br />Relevancy<br />Why are you testing/surveying?<br />Accuracy<br />Are questions valid and timely?<br />
  4. 4. Relevancy<br />Do NOT test just to test <br />Information is needed to move forward<br />Reinforce or measure learning<br />Motivate to learn more<br />Application of learned material<br />
  5. 5. Accuracy<br />Is test given in a timely manner?<br />Do learners know the information you are asking?<br />Do questions align with objectives?<br />
  6. 6. Questions<br />Keep it clear<br />Use known vocabulary<br />Use positive phrasing<br />Avoid leading questions<br />
  7. 7. Question Types<br />True/False<br />Multiple Choice (Pick One)<br />Multiple Choice (Pick Multiple)<br />Fill-in-the Blanks<br />Matching List<br />Sequence<br />Composition<br />Performance<br />
  8. 8. Question Sequencing - How and where you place questions matters<br />Start with easier questions and build<br />Ask more than one question about a related item or topic<br />Enable navigation<br />Vary to prevent boredom<br />Question type<br />Correct answer<br />Use predictable pattern<br />
  9. 9. Feedback<br />When possible, grade the results yourself<br />Know where learners made mistakes <br />Know what further learning needs to be achieved<br />
  10. 10. Feedback (cont.)<br />Provide the correct answer and why it’s correct<br />Don’t leave learner’s guessing<br />Gives opportunity for learning<br />Helps learners make connections<br />
  11. 11. Feedback (cont.)<br /> “Break it to me Gently”<br />Use neutral terminology like “incorrect”<br />Do not embarrass or insult learners <br />Acknowledge partial success<br />
  12. 12. Feedback (cont.)<br />Provide timely feedback<br />After each question<br />If scored by computer, provide at the end<br />Too long of wait makes results irrelevant<br />Learners have moved on<br />Give 48 hour turnaround<br />
  13. 13. Results Processing<br />Monitor results throughout testing period <br />Ask for feedback by including a comments section<br />Setting the passing score<br />Get experts to review your test or survey<br />Use a test group <br />Define a passing grade scale and explain it upfront<br />
  14. 14. Summary<br />Test/survey for the right reasons<br />Relevancy and Accuracy are important elements<br />Use the right type of questions to get desired information <br />How and where you place questions matters<br />Provide timely feedback <br />Provide grading information upfront<br />