ERIC Number: ED316566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Computer-Based Assessment for Remedial Instruction.
Forehand, Garlie A.
This paper focuses on computer-based assessment embedded in the process of instruction, with the assessment being used for placement, assignment, instructional feedback, progress assessment, and/or exit testing. This discussion is based on experience in developing and evaluating assessment and instruction materials for college-level remedial instruction. Such continuous measurement uses calibrated measures embedded in a curriculum to estimate, continuously and unobtrusively, dynamic changes in the student's proficiency. Criteria of product quality and competent interpretation for such measurement are reviewed. Three facets of assessment for instruction that pose new questions about standards and criteria are addressed: (1) specification and evaluation of "low-stakes" measurement that occurs during the course of instruction; (2) interpretation of measures taken during the course of learning, when proficiency is evolving within the process of instruction; and (3) communication with the learner as user of measurement information. (TJH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (97th, New Orleans, LA, August 11-14, 1989).