61.An observer given the following checklist used as an : 1200617.
61.An observer is given the following checklist used as an alternative assessment to evaluate a preservice education major in a microteaching experience.
1._____Understands the students
2._____Has mastery of the content being taught
4._____Has classroom management skills
Which of the following statements is the best assessment of the checklist?
a.The checklist is effective as written.
b.A checklist is an inappropriate instrument for assessing teaching skills; a more reliable measure, such as a multiple-choice test, would be more appropriate.
c.The checklist would be more effective if the statements were in behavioral terms. As is, it requires the observer to make inferences about the student’s performance.
d. The statements in the checklist should be in the form of complete sentences instead of the phrases that appear.
62.The first step in designing a performance assessment is:
a.specifying desired outcomes.
b.selecting evaluation procedures.
c.selecting the focus of evaluation (process or product).
d.determining the appropriate degree of realism.
63.Chris has decided to use a performance assessment in his fifth-grade pig heart dissection unit. He first specifies the expected performance. Next he will:
a.determine if the assessment will focus on process or product.
b.structure the evaluation setting
c.design the evaluation procedures
d.determine the amount of class time he will use for assessment.
64.A completed pair of shorts made by following the teacher’s instructions in a life skills class is an example of which component of performance?
d.A realistic simulation
65.Using the appropriate formula to calculate the area of a pyramid in geometry best illustrates which of the following components of performance?
d.A realistic simulation
66.Which of the following is the best example of high realism for a performance task in the area of math?
a.Calculating the amount of fertilizer needed to cover a garden plot on the school grounds.
b.Using the formula “length times width” to find the area of a rectangle.
c.Calculating the hypotenuse of a right triangle drawn by the student with appropriate tools.
d.Maintaining an 85% average on quizzes in class.
67.Which of the following formats would be most effective for finding out how skillfully an intern is teaching?
68.Choose the correct order of the following steps for designing performance assessments:
1.Specifying the performance components
2.Selecting evaluation procedures
3.Selecting the focus of evaluation (process or product)
4.Determining the appropriate degree of realism
a. 4, 3, 2, 1 b. 1, 3, 4, 2 c. 2, 4, 1, 3 d. 3, 1, 2, 4
69.Of the following, the primary advantage rating scales have over checklists is that they:
a.are easier to prepare and implement.
b.are more detailed and precise.
c.are simpler and therefore easier to use.
d.are less cumbersome than checklists.
70.Of the following, which is the rationale most often given for using performance and portfolio assessments?
a.They are easier to evaluate than traditional formats.
b.They are more reliable than traditional formats.
c.They require more higher-order thinking than do traditional formats.
d.They are more readily accepted by students and their parents than are traditional formats.
61.An observer given the following checklist used as an : 1200617