Rationale behind the test items and essay items

Objective 1

I used a form of an analogy to reinforce vocabulary development.

To answer analogies correctly, students must not only be familiar with the terms, but
must also be able to understand how the terms relate to one another…

Kubiszyn, Tom (2013-01-01). Educational Testing and Measurement: Classroom Application and Practice, 10th Edition (Page 145). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Objective 2

I used this essay question to procure a answer that would allow the learners to synthesize knowledge learned into a creative answer to a real world problem.

The well-constructed essay item aims to test complex cognitive skills by requiring the student to organize, integrate, and synthesize knowledge, to use information to solve novel problems, or to be original and innovative in problem solving.

Kubiszyn, Tom (2013-01-01). Educational Testing and Measurement: Classroom Application and Practice, 10th Edition (Page 157). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

Objective 3

I wanted the students to use higher level thinking skill to analyze statistics from a chart.

Pictures, drawings, graphs, tables, and so on require the student to think at the application level of the taxonomy of educational objectives and may involve even higher levels of cognitive processes.

Kubiszyn, Tom (2013-01-01). Educational Testing and Measurement: Classroom Application and Practice, 10th Edition (Page 144). Wiley. Kindle Edition.

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