ERIC Number: ED354228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Preparing Teachers for Open Response Testing.
Lockledge, Ann; Hayn, Judith A.
This paper describes a workshop designed to lead teachers toward the use of open ended response questions rather than multiple choice items. The rationale was based on the assumption that assessment will become more authentic because it will measure depth of understanding and deal with both content and process. Authentic assessment is defined as an alternative to traditional multiple-choice standardized achievement tests involving direct examination of student performance on significant tasks that would be relevant to life outside of school. The focus of the workshop described was on participants constructing questions based on a group of generic questions or formulas into which the teacher could insert his or her own content. Workshop participants were then asked to write answers to the questions they had prepared and to construct an appropriate rubric. Three handouts guiding the workshop (Using Generic Open-Ended Response Questions, Let's Practice Writing and Scoring Open Response Questions, and Samples of Generic Questions for Adapting to Your Own Content) are included. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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