Planning Classroom Tests


Any instruction requires continuous student assessment for the purpose of enhancing the quality of the instructional processes and improving student learning. The test development process needs planning and systematic procedures for the whole process of test construction in order to enhance the reliability and validity of the assessment results to be used for instructional decisions. This entry gives a general guideline in planning and analysing classroom tests and future developments and trends in classroom assessment as well.

Steps for Planning Classroom Assessment

Student assessment within the framework of classroom instruction requires planning of the following tasks:

  • Determining the purpose of the test
  • Preparing test specifications
  • Writing test items
  • Assembling test forms
  • Administering tests
  • Evaluating test results

Each step has its own procedures and requires detailed descriptions of ...

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