Assessment Terminology

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StandardsDefine what students should understand and be able to do.
ClustersRepresent groups of related standards.
DomainsLarger groups of related standards
AlignmentThe degree to which there is a meaningful agreement between two or more of the following: curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Content StandardsKnowledge and skills that we want our students to achieve as a consequence of education
NAEPNational Assessment of Educational Progress is a congressionally mandated project that assesses U.S. students' knowledge and skills in geography, reading, writing, math, science, U.S. history, the arts, civics, and other subjects.
NAGBNational Assessment Governing Board was created by Congress to develop assessment assessment objectives for the NAEP.
Assessment or Test BlueprintA two way table demonstrating what a teacher wants to assess and what levels of learning is being sought.
Measurement Driven InstructionEducational reform strategy in the content of the tests influenced the content of the instruction
CCSSCommon Core State Standards are curricular aims that identify the knowledge and skills a student ought to be learning in school.
Performance StandardsIndicates how well a standard should be mastered.
Assessment EventsOccasions when teachers gather information about students' learning.
Diagnostic AssessmentDetermination of strengths and weaknesses of individual students.
DiagnoserAn online assessment tool that identifies students' conceptions of physical phenomena.
Summative AssessmentAs assessment for external accountability that determines what students have learned at a given point in time.
Norm- referenced TestsAn assessment tool that is designed to find the differences in students. It is used to rank students' results.
Criterion- referenced TestsAn assessment tool that is designed to measure student performance against a fixed set of criteria. A list of what a student should learn by a point in their education.
ELLStudents who are still learning English are called English Language Learners
LEPStudents who do not meet the standard in English proficiency.
ESLStudents receiving a bilingual education.
ModificationRefers to changes in goals, objectives or curricula to meet the needs of students with disabilities.
AccommodationAdaptions in assessment on the same goals, objectives or curricula as for non-disabled students.
RubricA tool used to judge the proficiency of a students work on a prearranged scale.
CCSSOCouncil of Chief State School Officers is an organization that monitors state- level assessment activities. They offer examples of how states can satisfy requirements on their website.
NGANational Governors AssociationAn organization that contributes to the collaboration of Common Core Standards.