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ERIC Number: ED477080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 7
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The Role of a Reusable Assessment Framework in Designing Computer-Based Learning Environments.
Park, Young; Bauer, Malcolm
This paper introduces the concept of a reusable assessment framework (RAF). An RAF contains a library of linked assessment design objects that express: (1) specific set of proficiencies (i.e. the knowledge, skills, and abilities of students for a given content or skill area); (2) the types of evidence that can be used to estimate those proficiencies; and (3) features of tasks that will aid in the design of activities (e.g. features that need to be present in order for students to produce the evidence, features that affect task difficulty, etc.). While RAFs can speed the design of many kinds of assessments, in this paper the focus is on their use to aid instructional designers in embedding assessments within computer-based learning environments. The RAF concept is based upon the evidence-centered design methodology described in Mislevy, Steinberg, Almond, Haertel, & Penuel (2001). (Author)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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