Posts Tagged: Affective Assessments

Importance of Affective Assessments

When one thinks of educational assessment, one often thinks of cognitive measures.  We teach students important concepts, how to problem solve, and how to think critically. Then we create tests to determine whether the students can do or know those things. In this blog, I’ve written a lot about how to go about doing that. I’ve discussed validity, reliability, and item writing guidelines. Today, I’d like to write about the importance of affective measures. What are affective measures? These are assessments that focus on students’ attitudes, interests, and values. For … Read More

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