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Aug 2015 Plenary Talk Documents

The documents used at the Palomar College Plenary breakout sessions for August, 2015 are below.

The slideshow in .PPTX format.  You can click “View” and then “Notes View” to see each slide presented on a single page with the accompanying text:

Test Writing Plenary Talk Aug 2015

The worksheet in .PDF format:

Test Writing Plenary Talk Worksheet

 

The verb lists and question frames documents are found here as well as in context within the blog.

Bloom’s Verbs, one page

Bloom’s Verbs for Math

Bloom’s Question Frames

More Bloom’s Question Frames

Bloom’s Verbs for Science

 

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List of Resources

Here are the various web links that we will reference for this blog.  The list may be edited over time.

Feel free to post more resources in the Comments section.

  1. http://www.iub.edu/~best/pdf_docs/better_tests.pdf
  2. http://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/writing-good-multiple-choice-test-questions/
  3. http://www.k-state.edu/ksde/alp/resources/Handout-Module6.pdf
  4. https://www.msu.edu/dept/soweb/writitem.html
  5. http://www.helpteaching.com/about/how_to_write_good_test_questions/
  6. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thinking-about-kids/201212/how-write-final-exam
  7. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-write-a-test/
  8. http://www.uleth.ca/edu/runte/tests/
  9. http://teachonline.asu.edu/2013/06/quick-reference-guide-for-writing-effective-test-questions/
  10. http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/edu/taughtcourses/writinggoodexamquestions.pdf
  11. http://www.crlt.umich.edu/P8_0
  12. http://www.cmu.edu/teaching/assessment/assesslearning/creatingexams.html
  13. http://www.teaching-learning.utas.edu.au/assessment/authentic-assessment/designing-exams
  14. http://depts.washington.edu/eproject/ExamChecklist.htm
  15. http://www.princeton.edu/mcgraw/library/sat-tipsheets/designing-exam/
  16. http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/Papers/TestingTips.htm
  17. http://www.tltc.ttu.edu/teach/TLTC%20Teaching%20Resources/CreateTests.asp
  18. http://www.edutopia.org/better-tests-differentiate
  19. http://teaching.uncc.edu/learning-resources/articles-books/best-practice/assessment-grading/designing-test-questions
  20. http://www.calm.hw.ac.uk/GeneralAuthoring/031112-goodpracticeguide-hw.pdf