A Journey with Self-Assessment
as a Compass
© 1995, 1998, 2001, 2016, A. Azzolino

### ASSESSMENTS OF TESTS

Before considering some of the higher order thinking skills assignments, we will consider verbs used on tests.

The first two tests are teacher-written tests. They are low on higher-order thinking skills question, likely due to the time those questions require.

The last tests are The NY Algebra I Regents Test and the PARCC Algebra I Test which are mixtures of multiple choice, open-ended, and blends of open-ended and multiple choice.

The last tests provide perfect examples of ways in which the verbs are not the focus of the questioning. Entire sentences, often beginning what or which, ask the question.

Examine them at will.

 Multiple guess remedial college algebra I final exam: 0, 1, 0, 5, 1, 8 EVALUATION: SYNTHESIS: evaluate ANALYSIS: APPLICATION: add, factor, graph, simplify, subtract COMPREHENSION: evaluate KNOWLEDGE: add, answer, divide, factor, graph, multiply, simplify, subrtact

 Spring 2016 Open-ended county-college precalc final exam: 2, 6, 0, 3, 1, 4 EVALUATION: prove, solve SYNTHESIS: find, graph, list, prove, sketch, write ANALYSIS: APPLICATION: graph, sketch, state COMPREHENSION: sketch KNOWLEDGE: complete, graph, sketch, state