Selected Response

We will use this page to discuss our thoughts on selected response tests.

Here are the Stiggins chapters for this week: Ch 1 and 5

Here is the Test-wiseness activity.  Please be do the activity and be prepared to discuss it in class on 2/6.  Have fun!

Here is another handout with some Tips for Taking Multiple Choice Tests. It also has a test-wise test.

Here is yet another test-wiseness activity.  Test Wiseness

Tasks for this Module:

Here are the tasks for our Selected Response module this week:

Due by 2/5:

  1. Read Ch. 1 in Stiggins and post your initial assessment beliefs on the Assessment Beliefs Page. We will revisit this periodically throughout the term. Respond to your colleagues as you see fit.
  2. Read Ch. 5 in Stiggins and additional resources listed above, as necessary. Please feel free to post any other resources you encountered that helped you construct your selected response quiz.
  3. Create (MAKE) a selected response quiz in your topic area (at least 10 items). Be sure to key (TAKE) your test.
  4. Make two selected response items reflecting salient information from Ch. 5 and post them on this page.

Due by 2/6:

  1. Print one copy of the quiz and bring to class with you on 2/6. We will partner up and critique (BREAK) each others’ quizzes.
  2. I will collect them at the end of class and make any further comments I see necessary. This will be the general procedure throughout the assessment portion of this course. 🙂

5 Responses to Selected Response

  1. Oona Badgley says:

    True or False (Circle the T of the F)

    1. T/F Instruction is an integral part of the assessment process.

    2. T/F It is beneficial to include your students in the development of an assessment.

  2. Elizabeth Day says:

    1. Using knowledge to solve a problem is referred to as
    a. a performance skill
    b. knowledge mastery
    c. reasoning
    d. a product

    2. The column and rows in a Table of Specifications represent which of the following two factors?
    a. written responses and selected responses
    b. content knowledge and cognitive actions
    c. propositions and the number of test items
    d. feedback and assessments

  3. Roxanne Winston says:

    1. Selected Response methods of assessment are used most effectively:
    a) when students have a high level of reading proficiency
    b) to avoid sources of bias that can distort results
    c) to administer to a large number of students at the same time and be scored quickly
    d) when scoring by hand

    2. Objectivity of Selected Response Assessment only applies to scoring because:
    a) it’s the least subjective assessment method
    b) all assessments arise from the assessor’s professional judgment
    c) scoring can be done electronically and without bias
    d) standardized tests are subjected to culturally subjective

  4. Erika Peterson says:

    1. True or False: Involving students in creating and sharing propositions makes it easier for them to cheat on the test.

    2. The three main steps in assessment development include (1) preparing a blueprint, (2) __________ and (3) building test items from propositions.

    A. Identifying instructional objectives
    B. creating table of specifications
    C.Selecting specific material to assess

  5. Alex Anley says:


    Preparing a test blueprint involves creating a list of instructional objectives OR a table of test specifications

    Fill in the blank:

    When designing an assessment, statements that contain important content and capture cognitive operations respondents must utilize are called:

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