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Beyond a Test: Alternative Assessments in
Attendees will learn about unique and interactive
assessments that go beyond multiple choice tests. These options offer learners a
variety of ways to demonstrate their mastery of content. Varied assessment
options will be explored, including alternative testing questions, interactive
assessments, concept maps, and projects.
Takeaways: 1. Attendees will learn about alternate ways of assessing student learning that allows all learners to demonstrate mastery of content; 2.
Alternate midterm and final exams options will be shared; and 3. Attendees will learn how to create valid assessments for English Learners.
Stephanie Matson (Thomas Worthington High School: Columbus, OH), Kimberly Thesing (Thomas Worthington High School: Columbus, OH)
Presenter Materials for this Session:
Experience Kinematics: Using Data to Understand
Learn what representations and data your students can
use to bridge phenomena and mathematics, and how to assess kinematics
understanding, as opposed to rote algebra skills.
Takeaways: 1. Using authentic data from real, open-access journal articles to model motion; 2. Students using multiple representations to shift back and forth from pictures, graphs, and math; and 3. Assessing students' understanding through their performance using real data.
Christopher Moore (University of Nebraska Omaha: Omaha, NE)