& Development - The graduate selects, designs, and develops assessments including tests, performance measures, observation schedules, and other formal or informal assessment procedures that are valid and reliable and provide appropriate information about students and instruction.Objective 601.1.4-03: Write multiple-choice, short answer, essay, and matching items that match defined learning objectives.Given:In this performance task, you will write a series of eleven test items as if you were writing a competency exam for Western Governors University students.Your work will be graded according to the quality guidelines detailed in the readings, as indicated below under ?Task.? While these guidelines are key to your success at creating test items, bear in mind that they should act as a framework for your creativity. There may be some cases where you cannot follow every guideline without violating another, so follow the guidelines as closely as possible, but allow yourself a little leeway.For this assignment:A. Access and read the following articles before beginning part B:Required Reading:Abel, M. H., & Zane, T. W. (2002). The art of item development: Creating valid, high quality test and assessment items. AMC Corporation. (Excerpts only.) See ?Art of Item Development,? attached below.Optional Reading:Linn, R. L., & Miller, M. D. (2005). Measurement and assessment in teaching (9th ed., chap. 6?10). Upper Saddle River, NJ: PearsonB. Complete the following after reading the guidelines and articles noted above:1. Select a learning objective from the mathematics and social sciences objective lists that is appropriate for each item type. (See ?Objectives for Mathematics? and ?Objectives for Social Sciences? attached below.)Note: You may use the same learning objective to write more than one item of the same type. However, each item must be independent and different from the other items. For example, if you are creating an essay prompt, make sure that the learning objective you choose is suitable for writing an essay.2. Use the appropriate item template (See various templates attached below) for each of your items. To use the templates:a. Open the appropriate template in TaskStream.b. Title the document Multiple-Choice, Matching, Short Answer, or Essay as appropriate and save the template in *.rtf (Rich Text File) format.c. Enter your items into the template and save the changes.d. Submit your items as an attachment in TaskStream.3. Indicate at the top of each item template which learning objective the item isdesigned to measure.4. Write the following items:a. Three multiple-choice items (numbered MC-1, MC-2, and MC-3)b. Three short answer items (numbered SA-1, SA-2, and SA-3)c. Three matching items (numbered MAT-1, MAT-2, and MAT-3)d. Two essay items (numbered Essay-1 and Essay-2) [Note: Do not build scoring rubrics for the essay items]5. Fill out each template completely, including objective, stem, instructions, options, and key. If necessary, include a given statement.Task:You will be graded on the following criteria for each item:A. Appropriateness of the objective for the item typeB. Alignment of the item to the objectiveC. Relevance of the item to a WGU competency examD. Overall clarity and understandability of the itemE. Absence of bias and stereotypingF. Adherence to the guidelines in the readings for:1. Multiple-choice items2. Short Answer items3. Matching items4. Essay itemsE. If you choose to use outside sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.Note: To expedite the grading process, if you choose to submit the work as an attachment, please save the word processing file as an *.rtf (Rich Text File).Note: For definitions of terms commonly used in the rubric, see the attached Rubric Terms.Note: When using outside sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. For tips on using APA style, please refer to the APA Handout Web link below.Reference List:Note: This reference list refers only to direct citations in the task above and may be different than those you need to complete the task. Consult your Course of Study for a list of suggested learning resources.Abel, M. H., & Zane, T. W. (2002). The art of item development: Creating valid, high quality test and assessment items. AMC Corporation. (Excerpts only.) See ?Art of Item Development,? attached below.Linn, R. L., & Miller, M. D. (2005). Measurement and assessment in teaching (9th ed., chap. 6?10). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson
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