ERIC Number: ED477928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
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An ECD Approach to Designing for Reusability in Innovative Assessment.
Williamson, David M.; Bauer, Malcolm; Mislevy, Robert J.; Behrens, John T.
The current pace of technological advance has provided an unprecedented opportunity to use innovative simulated tasks in computerized assessment. A primary challenge for the successful use of innovation in assessment rests with the application of sound principles of design to produce a valid assessment. An additional challenge is to maximize the utility from the investment in innovative design through leveraging successful innovation to new assessment tasks and new educational tools. This paper describes the Evidence Centered Design (ECD)approach to design of an innovative simulation-based assessment of computer networking ability. The paper emphasizes the design components and how these components may be leveraged for reusability in a variety of ways, including the generation of new assessment tasks, applications to alternative purposes within the domain of computer networking, or as a basis for extending knowledge of proficiencies needed for performance in the domain, and the extension of these assessment design components to related domains of interest.(Contains 2 tables, 9 figures, and 28 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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