authentic assessment

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performance bases assessment technique that involves the application of knowledge to real life activities, real world settings or a simlation thereof

basal

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the level of mastery of a task below which the student could correctly answer all questions on a test

ceiling

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the point at which the student has made a predermined number of errors and therefore all other items stop being administered

content-referenced tests

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tests that are concerned with the mastery of specific-defined skills to determine mastery of those skills

criterion

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the standard by which criterion-referenced tests are scored. The criterion represents an acceptable level of mastery

curriculum based assessment

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a type of direct evaluation. Tests of performance in this case come directly from the curriculum

curriculum based measurement

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an assessment method that involves timing tasks and then charting performance

dynamic assessment

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the goal of this type of assessment is to explore the nature of learning, with the objective of collecting information to bring about cognitive change and to enhance instruction

ecological assessment

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involves directly observing and assessing the child in the many environmenta in which he or she routinely operates

informal reading inventories

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commercial and teacher-made instruments for diagnosing reading difficulties, assessing a student's progress and planning interventions for a student