Computer applications in educational assessment
Thursday, October 24 2:00-2:30 PM
This paper is a summary of a textbook the author is writing about technology-based assessment. In this book hundreds of tools and online resources are introduced and critically evaluated. The book is divided into 4 major areas of Mathematics, Science, language arts, and ESL. There are widespread and deep misunderstandings about technology-based educational assessment. It has been viewed as mechanical, passive, inhumane, shallow, and trivial. It also has been viewed as a fast and easy way to evade deep and meaningful assessment. This paper shows ways in which teachers and students may experience meaningful and engaging instruction.