Assessment Glossary

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Accountability

Alternative assessment (authentic assessment, performance assessment)

Analytic scoring

Anchor tests

Assessment

Authentic assessment (alternative assessment, performance assessment)

Benchmark

Benchmark tasks

Benchmarking

Bias

Competency

Competency-based assessment (criterion-referenced assessment)

Constructed response item

Constructivist theory

Content standards

Countable Outcomes

Creaming

Criteria

Criterion-referenced assessment (competency-based assessment)

Criterion-referenced tests

Curriculum

Curriculum Framework

Cut score

Differential item functioning

Equipped for the Future (EFF)

Evaluation

Formative assessment

Generative skills

Grade Level Equivalent (GLE)

Grade level norms

Habits of Mind

High-stakes test

Holistic scoring

Impacts

Indicators

Inter-rater reliability

Item response theory (IRT)

Iterative

Learning outcomes

Learning standards

Materials-based assessment

Measurement

Metacognition

National Education Goal 6

National Assessments of Adult Literacy (NAAL)

National Adult Literacy Survey (NALS)

National Institute for Literacy (NIFL)

National Reporting System (NRS)

Norm group

Norm-referenced assessment

Norm-referenced test

Norms

Opportunity to Learn (OTL)

Outcomes

Participatory assessment (alternative assessment, authentic assessment, performance-based assessment)

Performance accountability

Performance assessment (alternative assessment, authentic assessment, participatory assessment)

Performance standards

Performance task

Portfolio assessment

Quality program indicator

Rating scales

Reliability

Rubrics

Scale scores

SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Necessary Skills)

Selected response item

Standard Error of Measurement (SEM)

Standardization

Standardized testing

Standards

Standards-based reform

Student Performance Level (SPL)

Summative assessment

Triangulation

Validity

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