5. Tests: Assessing Learning

  1. William Horton

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118256039.ch5

E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition

E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition

How to Cite

Horton, W. (2011) Tests: Assessing Learning, in E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition, Pfeiffer, San Francisco, CA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118256039.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470900024

Online ISBN: 9781118256039

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Keywords:

  • formal tests;
  • test questions;
  • composition questions;
  • performance questions;
  • feedback

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Decide why you are testing

  • Measure accomplishment of objectives

  • Select the right type of “question”

  • Write effective questions

  • Combine questions effectively

  • Give significant feedback

  • Advance your testing

  • Explain the test

  • Consider alternatives to formal tests

  • In closing …