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ERIC Number: EJ868282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
From Test Takers to Test Makers
Smith, Kari
Educational Leadership, v67 n3 p26-30 Nov 2009
As a classroom teacher, Kari Smith realized that traditional objective tests don't always assess what students actually know. But tests are so deeply embedded in the education system that it would be difficult to do away with them entirely. Smith decided to make tests into learning tools. In this article, Smith describes three strategies for helping students learn from tests. First, students can create their own tests, which the teacher uses to build the test that the entire class will take. Students also take tests in small groups, with each student responsible for turning in his or her own test paper. A third option is having students work together to create an answer key for a test they have already taken and then using that key to score their tests. Smith suggests that these strategies will help make tests into more accurate measures of student learning and will enhance student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A