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Writing Effective Machine-Scored Questions for High School Science

Facilitator(s): Provincial Assessment Sector, Alberta Education
Date:March 08, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-AS-263

Target Audience

Grades 9-12 Science Teachers

Please bring current questions/examinations to work on, along with the related Programs of Study. You are also requested to bring contexts from which to build context-related questions.

About this learning opportunity

This workshop focuses on showing teachers how to construct effective multiple-choice and numerical-response questions for high school science. Common issues, errors and misconceptions in item development will be shown, as well as ways to improve the quality of machine-scored items. Hands-on materials and a handbook on item writing will be provided.

Please bring a copy of a current test that you wish to “polish”, as well as resources to write new machine-scored questions. This full-day session will allow you time to practice the skills described in the session and will explore the concept of blueprinting assessments based on provincial standards established by Alberta Education and teachers from across Alberta.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

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