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Chapter 5: An Introduction to Norm-Referenced Assessment
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A large collection of test items thought to effectively represent a particular domain or content area is called a(n) _____.
An area of cognitive development or ability thought to be evidenced by certain behaviors or skills is called a(n) _____.
The experimental edition of a test that is field tested and revised before publication is called a _____.
This type of test is designed to allow teachers to compare the performance of one student with the average performance of other students in the country who are of the same age or grade level.
This is A large number of people who are administered a test to establish comparative data of average performances.
The process of dividing existing data into smaller units for establishing tables of developmental scores is called _____.
Susan was born on January 28, 1997 and was administered the Best Test Ever on December 3, 2010. What is Susan’s chronological age?
12 years, 11 months, 5 days
10 years, 5 months, 13 days
13 years, 10 months, 5 days
13 years, 11 days, 25 days
A test “protocol” refers to____
A response form.
The proper way for a test administrator to interact with a tester.
Specific procedures for administering a test.
a summary form.
This is where you would find directions on how to administer and score the test.
Which of the following is NOT an appropriate thing to do before administering a test?
Tell the student why they are being tested.
Become familiar with the student and establish friendly conversation.
Give a brief introduction to the test.
Ensure that all directions are followed.
Which of the following test administration techniques is always considered inappropriate?
Reinforcing student work behavior
Encouraging students to respond
Telling students they are doing a good job.
Coaching a student to arrive at the right answer
Which of the following are acceptable behaviors of assessment personnel when testing students?
Encouraging the student to respond.
Allowing increased response time.
Telling the student thy can have a treat at the end of the test.
Which of the following statements is acceptable when reinforcing student behavior during testing?
Yes, that’s right.
Woops! Missed that one.
Let’s try that again.
I like how hard you are trying.
Mary got 14 answers correct on the math calculation portion of the Best Test Ever. This score is known as a _____
A test administrator stopped a test because the student got every answer correct until number 25, then she got 4 answers in a row incorrect. The test administrator stopped because the _____ was reached.
The point on a particular test where it can be assumed that the test taker would correctly answer all questions below that point is called a
Which of the following should examiners NOT consider when trying to ensure fair test administration?
Determine if sensory impairments may impact test results.
Determine if the instructions are clear.
Determine if the materials used limit the student’s ability to respond.
Determine if the child had breakfast.
T-scores, z-scores, and percentile ranks are all examples of
High-stakes, state-wide assessments are generally administered for the purpose of
Demonstrating school accountability.
Designing IEP goals and objectives for students.
Establishing rank ordering of students.
Modifying instruction in the classroom.
Which of the following is NOT a principle driving accountability of the use of high-stakes testing?
Students who are in the general education classroom are held accountable for high-stakes testing performance.
Results of all participants should be reported in a confidential manner.
Ensure that tests are used as a method to ensure continuous improvement.
Students are all assessed on the same content.
Which of the following is NOT an appropriate accommodation for a student with disabilities?
Retest on incorrect responses.
Allowing a student to take an exam in a separate room from others.
Altering how a student responds to test items
Changing the format of a test
Which of the following is NOT a domain in which accommodations to high-stakes testing may occur?
Setting and Exemption
Scheduling and Response
Timing and Scheduling
Presentation and Response
Students with severe cognitive disabilities typically take a(n) _____ instead of the regular high-stakes assessment.
Designing assessments in such a way that all students can benefit from a single format or presentation is called
Which of the following is NOT a universal design principle?
Tolerance for error.
Ensure maximum physical effort.
Equitability, flexibility, and intuitive in use.
Size and space for approach in use.
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