Sample Response – Secondary
|Considerations for Test Administration|
1. Giving the test. Is it…
Because of limitations on time and staff, it makes sense to administer the test to groups of students.
2. Directions, examples, questions, and prompts. Are they…
_X_ In English?
Because Ms. Park will have to start testing students from the first year on, and for consistency, it’s best to always have directions in English. Also, Ms. Park is not testing the students’ comprehension of the directions, but rather how well they can perform on the tasks.
Additionally, since it is the end-of-year test, it would be best to test multiple language skills.
3. Student answers and responses. Are they…
Ms. Park is testing how well they can perform tasks in the target language.
Since it is the end-of-year test, it would be best to test multiple language skills.
|Considerations for Scoring Tests|
4. Method of scoring. Does it involve…
_X_ Counting the number correct?
Answers should be selected, short answers. Due to the large number of students, Ms. Park and the other two teachers cannot spend all of their time scoring responses.
Scores should be holistic. It takes less time to score and gives an overall picture of the students’ proficiencies, which is what Ms. Park’s school is looking for.
5. People and steps involved in scoring. Is the test…
If the test is on the computer, this would save the most time.
6. Location for scoring. Is it…
To save on costs and time, it would be better if the test Ms. Park administers were scored by the teachers or the district.