Assessment and Testing

Best practices in assessment and  testing call for a variety of activities to evaluate student learning. Multiple data points more  accurately present an evaluation of student strengths and  needs. Some  learning activities also serve as assessment activities to provide authentic learning and  assessment opportunities. These  activities are designed to encourage higher-order cognitive thinking,  and  most  focus on real-world  applications and/or twenty-first-century skills. Note that assessment items are available  for each  lesson.

  • A mastery test at the end  of each  module or lesson  provides the teacher and  the student with clear indicators of areas  of strength and  weakness. These  multiple-choice tests  are taken  online.
  • A unit post-test   helps  a teacher track how well students have mastered a unit’s content.
  • An end-of- semester test  assesses the major objectives covered in a class. By combining the unit post-test information with the end-of-semester   test  results ,  teachers will get  a picture of student progress.