Learning Objectives

  1. Define assessment and describe its many purposes.
  2. Contrast the major advantages and disadvantages of objective assessments and performance assessments.
  3. Describe the tools used to score performance tasks and explain the limitations of scoring performance assessments.
  4. Describe the three main types of grading procedures and explain their advantages and limitations.
  5. Describe the different types of report cards and explain how teachers can open the lines of communication with parents regarding their children’s progress.
  6. Describe the principles for implementing valid and meaningful assessments.