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ERIC Number: ED502139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
EFF Research Principle: An Approach to Assessment Based on Cognitive Science. EFF Research to Practice Note 4
Stites, Regie
National Institute for Literacy
This "Research to Practice Note" provides an overview of the cognitive science and measurement theory and research findings that support the EFF approach to assessment. Among the key findings addressed are the following: (1) Good assessment is grounded in a clear and explicit model of the cognitive processes that underlie complex and purposeful activity; (2) Good assessment is a process of reasoning from evidence that permits valid and reliable inferences about ability to be drawn from a limited opportunity to observe and interpret performance; and (3) Good assessment provides information that learners, teachers, and others can easily understand and use to reflect upon and improve learning and teaching. Key terms and concepts are included in a glossary.
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Institute for Literacy