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ERIC Number: ED522835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Evidence-Centered Design for Simulation-Based Assessment. CRESST Report 800
Mislevy, Robert J.
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)
Simulations provide opportunities for individuals to learn and develop skills for situations that may be expensive, time-consuming, or dangerous. Careful design can support a person's learning by tailoring the features of situations to his or her skill level(s), allowing repeated attempts, and by providing timely feedback. Furthermore, simulations can emulate certain environments, which in turn, provide opportunities for assessing people's capabilities to act in these situations. This report describes an assessment design framework that can help projects develop effective simulation-based assessments. The report reviews the rationale and terminology of the "evidence centered" assessment design (ECD) framework (Mislevy, Steinberg, & Almond, 2003), discusses how the framework aligns with the principles of simulation design, and illustrates the ideas it presents with examples from the fields of engineering and medicine. Advice is offered for designing a new simulation-based assessment and for adapting an existing simulation system for assessment purposes. (Contains 1 table, 5 figures and 2 footnotes.)
National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). 300 Charles E Young Drive N, GSE&IS Building 3rd Floor, Mailbox 951522, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1522. Tel: 310-206-1532; Fax: 310-825-3883; Web site: http://www.cresst.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing