Introduction to Assessment Literacy
An overview of a few educational measurement and testing concepts
This presentation is not a comprehensive course in educational measurement. It is meant to provide educators with an understanding of some of the basic tenets of tests and assessments.
Doug Wren has worked in public education for 30 years: first as a classroom teacher, research specialist, and director of research & evaluation in DeKalb County, Georgia, then as educational measurement & assessment specialist with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. He is currently an educational consultant, and his areas of expertise include performance assessment and rubrics, assessment development & improvement, children’s test anxiety, identifying students for gifted services, and assessment literacy for educators. Doug is the author of Assessing Deeper Learning: Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks.