Brown: Study Questions and Answers

Brown: Chapter 19 Questions

  1. How can tests aid learning?
  2. What are the characteristics of an intrinsically motivating test?
  3. What are the 4 principles to remember when creating intrinsically motivating test?
  4. Is it possible to create an intrinsically motivating test? If so, what elements should it have?
  5. Compare and contrast formative vs. summative testing.
  6. What are some keys to test making?
  7. What is face validity? How can a teacher assure that a test has face validity (name 4 things)?
  8. Explain the "washback" principle in creating an intrinsically motivating test.
  9. What is the difference between a formal test and an informal test?
  10. What are some examples of performance-based testing?

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