Creating a Unified System of Assessment

Creating a Unified System of Assessment

Richard Schuttler (University of Phoenix, USA) and Jake Burdick (University of Phoenix, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-720-1.ch008
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Abstract

The approach to curriculum design and development are essential elements to consider when creating a unified system of learning assessment. Although there are differences between facilitating curriculum online and in the classroom, the modalities do not need to be treated as separate paradigms when establishing assessments. By creating an approach not governed by delivery, education can be made more effective in all modalities. When academic programs are designed in a sound and systematic approach, learning assessment is a natural function of curriculum deployment. Assessing learning without assessing its associated curriculum design is essentially the act of looking at an effect without mentioning its causes. This chapter suggests that the goal of any institution in developing curriculum should be to create an assessment methodology that is integrated throughout its curriculum in a conscious manner, not specific to a modality.

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Table of Contents
Preface
Mary Hricko
Acknowledgments
Mary Hricko
Chapter 1
Jeanette M. Bartley
With the increasing adoption of advanced education technologies, such as Internet-based communications, there are greater demands for more... Sample PDF
Assessment is as Assessment Does: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Online Assessment and Measurement
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Chapter 2
Betty Bergstrom, Jim Fryer, Joel Norris
Learning for many adult professionals culminates in some form of assessment. Doctors, cosmetologists, private detectives, insurance agents, real... Sample PDF
Defining Online Assessment for the Adult Learning Market
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Chapter 3
Eric Shepherd
This chapter explains the background and significance of specifications and standards that make it possible for content and management systems to... Sample PDF
Definitions, Uses and Benefits of Standards
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Chapter 4
Chris Morgan, Meg O’Reilly
Student assessment belongs in the centre of our teaching and learning considerations—it is the engine that drives and shapes student learning. In... Sample PDF
Ten Key Qualities of Asessment Online
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Chapter 5
Sandra J. Thompson, Rachel F. Quenemoen, Martha L. Tharlow
This chapter presents factors to consider in the design of online assessments for all students, including students with disabilities and... Sample PDF
Factors to Consider in the Design of Inclusive Online Assessment
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Chapter 6
Katrina A. Meyer
This chapter develops the rationale for several best practices in the assessment of online discussions. It provides instructors with an introduction... Sample PDF
Best Practices in the Assessment of Online Discussions
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Chapter 7
Clark J. Hickman, Cheryl Bielema, Margaret Gunderson
This chapter introduces online assessment and evaluation and explores strategies to overcome challenges in their design, development, and delivery... Sample PDF
Challenges in the Deisgn, Development, and Delivery of Online Assessment and Evaluation
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Chapter 8
Richard Schuttler, Jake Burdick
The approach to curriculum design and development are essential elements to consider when creating a unified system of learning assessment. Although... Sample PDF
Creating a Unified System of Assessment
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Chapter 9
Bryan D. Bradley
This chapter provides a survey of basic legal issues that online assessment developers and users need to be aware of and account for in their... Sample PDF
Legal Implications of Online Assessment: Issues for Educators
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Chapter 10
Robert R. Hunt
At a time when information, including purloined test and assessment content, moves at “Internet speed,” test and assessment owners are usually... Sample PDF
Legal Implications of Online Assessment: Issues for Test and Assessment Owners
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Chapter 11
Eric G. Hansen, Robert J. Mislevy
There is a great need for designers of computer-based tests and testing systems to build accessibility into their designs from the earliest stages... Sample PDF
Accessibility of Computer-Based Testing for Individuals with Disablities and English Language Learners within a Validity Framework
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Chapter 12
Eric Shepherd, John Kleeman, Joan Phaup
The use of computers to assess knowledge, skills, and attitudes is now universal. Today, distinguishing between the various delivery and security... Sample PDF
Delivering Computerized Assessments Safely and Securely
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Chapter 13
Jamie R. Mulkey, John Fremer
This chapter examines five main aspects of delivering secure tests and examinations via online methods. First, the importance of understanding the... Sample PDF
Securing and Proctoring Online Assessments
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Chapter 14
Bernadette Howlett, Beverly Hewett
Online course delivery has introduced a new spectrum of opportunities not only for innovative pedagogical approaches, but also for cheating. This... Sample PDF
Securing and Proctoring Online Tests
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Chapter 15
Brian F. Fox
This chapter briefly describes the growing concern over a lack of academic integrity in higher education and the traditional methods employed to... Sample PDF
Supporting and Facilitating Academic Integrity in Distance Education through Student Services
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Chapter 16
Boris Vilic, Marie A. Cini
This chapter reviews the issues surrounding user authentication and academic integrity in online assessment and offers a number of academic and... Sample PDF
User Authentication and Academic Integrity in Online Assessment
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