Testing, assessment, measurement and evaluation definition

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Testing, assessment, measurement and evaluation definition

  1. 1. Testing, Assessment, Measurement and Evaluation DefinitionThe definitions for each are:Test: A method to determine a students ability to complete certain tasks or demonstrate masteryof a skill or knowledge of content. Some types would be multiple choice tests, or a weeklyspelling test. While it is commonly used interchangeably with assessment, or even evaluation, itcan be distinguished by the fact that a test is one form of an assessment.Assessment: The process of gathering information to monitor progress and make educationaldecisions if necessary. As noted in my definition of test, an assessment may include a test, butalso includes methods such as observations, interviews, behavior monitoring, etc.Evaluation: Procedures used to determine whether the subject (i.e. student) meets a presetcriteria, such as qualifying for special education services. This uses assessment (remember thatan assessment may be a test) to make a determination of qualification in accordance with apredetermined criteria.Measurement, beyond its general definition, refers to the set of procedures and the principles forhow to use the procedures in educational tests and assessments. Some of the basic principlesof measurement in educational evaluations would be raw scores, percentile ranks, derivedscores, standard scores, etc.Reference:Assessing Learners with Special Needs: 6TH ED. By Terry Overton

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