Summative pretest exams provide instructional designers and instructors with valuable metrics to adjust their courses.
- [Narrator] So far, we've talked a lot…about tests during a course and after a course.…But we haven't talked at all about pretesting.…So, what's the purpose of a pretest?…In a way, it's a summative assessment.…It's not to give a student feedback,…but rather to give the instructor or instructional designer…an idea of the starting point.…That is to say, what do these students already know?…Pretests work very well when your course has changed,…when you have a new course,…or when your typical student has changed.…
Rather than guessing what the students know or don't know,…it makes sense to give a pretest.…If you find that most of the students ace the pretest,…you can focus on the more advanced content.…At the same time, if you find the opposite,…it will be signal that you should begin…at the very beginning of the course…and focus on the fundamentals before progressing.…
- Establishing assessment goals
- Understanding best practices
- Learning how Bloom's taxonomy affects assessments
- Comparing assessment formats
- Creating observational assessments
- Delivering online exams
- Providing feedback
- Making your assessment realistic
- Creating a fair assessment environment
- Handling accommodations for special needs
- Planning and designing assessments
- Creating a rubric
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1. Learning Assessments Overview
2. Assessment Types
3. Impartiality and Perception of Fairness
4. How to Create Learning Assessments
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