Constructed Responses for Learning

Although constructed responses make up less than 20% of the weight of these new tests, schools are devoting the majority of the School Improvement or Professional Learning funds to prepare students for them.

Author: Warren Combs

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317395816

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Teaching students to write constructed responses does not have to become a test-prep chore. An intentional routine of constructed responses provides powerful opportunities to teach strategic thinking through writing that also deepens students’ knowledge about core subjects. In this clear guide from education consultant Warren Combs, you’ll learn how and why to teach students to write these short essays, no matter what subject or grade level you teach. Special features: Writing prompts that are based on Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and provide practice for students at all skill levels Practical strategies to build critical thinking and improve students’ writing, including sentence stems, acrostics, framed stories, analogies, and quad clusters Student self-assessment guidelines and rigorous peer-response strategies An interactive log to help you manage best practices and keep students engaged Reading-Writing Modules to help you review and implement the instructional practices and strategies Sample student work, at different levels, with analysis Throughout the book, you’ll find handy tools such as rubrics, logs, and checklists. These tools are also available as free eResources on our website,, so you can download and print them for immediate use.

CliffsNotes Praxis II Principles of Learning andTeaching Second Edition

One way you will show that you are ready for your teaching license is to pass your state's required Praxis II: Principles ... The constructed-response questions are short-answer questions that relate to teaching situations (also called ...

Author: Diane E Kern

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544183517

Category: Study Aids

Page: 290

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A new edition of the bestselling test-prep guide Covers early childhood, grades K-6, grades 5-9, and grades 7-12 Each test area includes a self-assessment test, subject reviews, and two practice tests, for a total of twelve tests in this test-prep guide The only test-prep product that includes all Principles of Learning and Teaching tests

Artificial Intelligence in Education

Fortunately, natural language processing (NLP) tools have afforded an increased use of constructed responses within educational technologies [9, 10]. NLP analyses can be used to automate scoring and provide targeted feedback for a ...

Author: Ig Ibert Bittencourt

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030522407

Category: Computers

Page: 436

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This two-volume set LNAI 12163 and 12164 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Education, AIED 2020, held in Ifrane, Morocco, in July 2020.* The 49 full papers presented together with 66 short, 4 industry & innovation, 4 doctoral consortium, and 4 workshop papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 214 submissions. The conference provides opportunities for the cross-fertilization of approaches, techniques and ideas from the many fields that comprise AIED, including computer science, cognitive and learning sciences, education, game design, psychology, sociology, linguistics as well as many domain-specific areas. ​*The conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students Learning Science

Materials from the assessment were shipped to National Computer Systems , where trained staff evaluated the responses to the constructed - response questions using scoring rubrics or guides prepared by Educational Testing Service ( ETS ) ...

Author: Christine Y. O'Sullivan

Publisher: Department of Education Office of Educational


Category: Electronic government information

Page: 156

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This report on teachers' academic preparation and professional development, the amount of emphasis science instruction receives in schools, student course taking, and the availability of school resources that support science learning is intended primarily for policy makers, school administrators, and educators concerned with state- or school-level policies. Data is drawn from the 1996 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and results are presented using the students as the unit of analysis. Appendises present an overview of procedures used for the NAEP 1996 Science Assessment and standard errors. Contains 14 figures and 25 tables. (DDR)

Evidence Based Educational Methods

automated instruction, an important question is whether learning is enhanced by computer-based instruction that includes multiple-choice questions alone or constructed-response questions intermixed in the learning material.

Author: Daniel J. Moran

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0125060416

Category: Education

Page: 408

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"A compendium of empirically verified instructional methods derived from research in behavioral analysis. Coverage includes precision teaching, direct instruction, computerized teaching, and personalized system of instruction, as well as discussing the use of peer tutoring, and chapters specific to teaching language, cognition, grammar and writing"--Book jacket.

Technical Report

Roe ( 6 ) , for instance , compared a prompted , a constructed , and a selected response method . ... learning times were considerably shorter than for the constructed conditions , mainly because writing the responses required more time ...

Author: Human Resources Research Organization





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Learning and Cognition

The term constructed response refers to a wide range of test item formats in which the examinee generates ... from the test back to processes of learning or teaching , then the higher demands of constructed response testing seem to be ...

Author: Michael E. Martinez

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Education

Page: 418

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What is the design of the mind? What does that design imply for education? This comprehensive and engaging introduction to human learning and its applications to education focuses on these vital questions by exploring the theories of knowledge, complex cognition, and human intelligence, presenting a clear and interesting overview of the human mind through multiple theoretical lenses. The author delineates how the mind has a clear design, or architecture, that explains simple acts of memory and complex cognition, to highly creative acts and leaps of scientific or artistic insight. Topics covered throughout the text include: memory, motivation, cognitive development, the brain, and intelligence. Unique to this text, the author has provided an interdisciplinary chapter dedicated to theories of knowledge, extended coverage of expert-novice differences and talent development, and a chapter devoted to intelligence. Readers will appreciate special features like Learning Strategies which cover specific application of the theories to classroom practice, and Interest Magnets which explore fascinating topics such as photographic memory, sleep learning, and Einstein's brain. Written like a narrative, Learning and Cognition: The Design of the Mind will delight its readers' interest and attention as they learn about the theories of human learning and cognition and the improvement of the mind through education.

Assessing Competence in Medicine and Other Health Professions

The major advantage that constructed response items have over selection item is that learning in the highest domains of Bloom's taxonomy can be assessed. In this item type, students can demonstrate fluency, flexibility, originality, ...

Author: Claudio Violato

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0429761821

Category: Medical

Page: 470

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This comprehensive, yet accessible, text demystifies the challenging area of competence assessement in medicine and the health sciences, providing a clear framework and the tools for anyone working or studying in this area. Written by a single, highly experienced, author, the content benefits from uniformity of style and is supported and enhanced by a range of pedagogic features including cases, questions and summaries. Essential reading for all students and practitioners of medical education, it will also be an invaluable guide for allied health professionals and psychologists with a general interest in assessment, evaluation and measurement and a useful library reference.