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Title: Using ICT for Assessment


1
Using ICT for Assessment
  • Teacher observation
  • Screening checklists
  • Curriculum profiles
  • Running records
  • Standardised screening tests
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Rating scales

2
Teacher Observation
  • Value of observation of pupil using reinforcement
    software
  • Teacher is free to observe and record
  • Computer is non-judgemental
  • Pupil unaware of assessment
  • Assessment will be skill-specific and not
    hindered by other difficulties

3
Features of software suitable for teacher
observation
  • Clearly defined skills in each activity
  • Easy access to particular skill areas
  • Graduated levels of difficulty
  • Teacher facility to add additional material
  • Facility to record childs progress

4
Teacher designed Assessment
  • Screening Checklists
  • Rating scales
  • Screening profiles
  • Curriculum profiles

5
Value of teacher designed assessment using ICT
  • Skill specific
  • Objective
  • Clarity of print and graphics
  • Teacher is free to observe and record
  • Information can be used for short term planning
  • Review made easy
  • Consistent approach to assessment and recording
    in a school

6
Dedicated Assessment Software
  • Used to assess student attainment and identify
    learning difficulties
  • Consist of variety of tests to identify students
    strengths and weaknesses
  • Benefits
  • Can be helpful in early identification of
    learning difficulties
  • Use results to individualise instruction and
    develop individual education plans
  • Monitor progress on a regular basis

7
Features of quality assessment software
  • Quick and easy to administer and interpret
  • Pinpoint strengths and weaknesses
  • Facilitate early detection
  • Explore weaknesses through automatic branching
  • Suggest instructional groupings
  • Generate individual reports

8
Assessment Software
  • Examples include
  • Lucid COPS (Cognitive Profiling System) 4-8
    years old
  • LASS 11-15 (Lucid Assessment System for Schools)
  • Accelerated Reader / Accelerated Math
  • Star Reading
  • Star Early Literacy
  • Lexia Quick Reading Test
  • Lexia Comprehensive Reading Test
  • Ten Minute Numeracy Tests 7-9, 9-11
  • Spot On Games

9
Integrated Learning Systems (ILS)
  • System will
  • Assess the childs level of skill
  • Provide a sequence of learning activities to meet
    needs
  • Childs ability will determine pace
  • Automatic branching

10
Integrated Learning system (ILS)
  • Computer-based system that manages delivery of
    curriculum
  • Presents learners with a question, records the
    response, gives instant feedback and
    automatically selects new questions
  • Provides feedback and detailed records

11
Integrated Learning system (ILS)
  • Results are highly context dependent
  • Level of teacher intervention is critical factor
  • Teachers involvement with system is major factor
    to student gains
  • Where pupils use ILS in isolation from their
    teacher and from the rest of the curriculum, both
    learning gains and motivation are likely to be
    poor.

12
Integrated Learning system (ILS)
  • Examples include
  • The Academy of Reading
  • Global Integrated Learning System
  • RM Maths
  • Tomorrows Promise
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