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Surveys and tests, colleen kelly

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

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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 />

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