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4.4: Professional Development Activities and Exercises

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    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

    First, assemble into three- or four-member groups. Once assembled, each group will collectively construct two or three multiple choice items, in subject areas of your choosing, within each of the following levels: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, and Analysis. Before constructing your items, review the “Guidelines for Construction” section of this chapter. Then look over the definitions of the four cognitive levels. Now you are ready to begin the construction of your items.

    When you have finished constructing your items, one representative from each group, depending on the size of the chalkboard or whiteboard, will put a Knowledge-level item on the board for discussion and constructive criticism. After these multiple-choice items have been scrutinized, other representatives will put their Knowledge-level items on the board for discussion and criticism. This will continue until there is a consensus to move on to Comprehension. These procedures should progress through the Analysis level.

    As you observe the items on the board, first determine whether each item is actually measuring the cognitive level it is intended to measure. To do this, you should reexamine the definitions of the four cognitive levels. Next, you should look to see whether the items are constructed in compliance with the guidelines suggested in the “Guidelines for Construction” section of this chapter.

    Exercises

    Write the letter of the paper and pencil tool that would best serve your measurement purpose.

    A. True-False Item

    B. Completion Item

    C. Matching Exercises

    D. Multiple Choice Item

    E. Short Answer Item

    F. Essay Item

    ______ 1. To determine your student’s understanding of the cause and effect events that occurred in the U.S. between 1865 and 1900.

    ______ 2. To determine your student’s ability to compare and contrast the creative skills of two painters.

    ______ 3. To determine your student’s ability to associate eight states with their capital cities.

    ______ 4. To determine your student’s ability to write a declarative, an imperative, and an interrogative sentence.

    ______ 5. To determine, within a 20-minute time period, your student’s ability to recognize the capitals of 20 different states.

    ______ 6. To determine the student’s ability to write a haiku about spring.

    ______ 7. To determine the student’s ability to arrive at the moral of five different books.

    ______ 8. To determine the student’s ability to recognize the middle name of a given author.

    ______ 9. To determine the student’s ability to recall the middle name of a given author.

    ______ 10. To determine your student’s ability to arrive at the shortest distance between two given points, as shown on a photographed map on the test.

    ______ 11. To determine your student’s knowledge of 10 different authors and their respective novels.

    ______ 12. To determine your student’s knowledge of 30 pieces of factual information on a 40-minute exercise.

    ______ 13. To determine your student’s ability to discriminate among different food choices.

    ______ 14. To determine why your student has selected a particular occupation as her preference.

    ______ 15. To determine your student’s ability to define 20 vocabulary words.

    ______ 16. To determine your student’s ability to associate 10 tasks with the person most likely to perform them.

    ______17. To determine your student’s ability to compare and contrast the writing styles of two authors.

    ______ 18. To determine your student’s ability to recognize the correct definition of a series of 30 words.

    ______ 19. To determine your student’s ability to select the primary instrument for a given task.

    ______ 20. To determine your student’s ability to determine the last one-to-three words of a famous quote.


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