What words or phrases encompass WHO WE ARE and WHAT WE BELIEVE at Kiewit Middle School?
Tests measure your knowledge and understanding of a subject. Tests provide teachers with information to help improve your learning. It is important to take tests seriously and prepare for them.
Test: A procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something, especially before it is taken into widespread use. Standardized Test: A test that is administered and scored in a consistent, or standard, manner. Standardized tests are designed in such a way that the questions, conditions for administering, scoring procedures, and interpretations are consistent and are administered and scored in a predetermined, standard manner. Score: A number or other representation of a person's performance on a test, assignment, or other evaluation, typically one determined in relation to a group average or a predetermined standard.
The first standardized test was developed by Charles Darwin in 1872 and was designed to measure the intelligence of animals. The world record for solving a Rubik's Cube in the fastest time is 4.22 seconds. The average student in the U.S. spends between 6-7 hours per week taking tests and quizzes.
Did you know?
Work together in pairs: What are the three main types of tests used in an 8th grade classroom?
What strategies do you use to prepare for a test?
Work together in pairs: What are the three most important tips for preparing for a test?
Brain break: Draw a monster with three eyes and five legs, holding an umbrella.
What is the purpose of a test?
- To evaluate knowledge or skill
- To socialize with classmates
- To teach new material
What are some common types of tests?
- Drawing, singing, dancing
- Cooking, baking, gardening
- Multiple choice, essay, true/false
What should you do to prepare for a test?
- Stay up all night watching TV
- Skip class the day before
- Study and review course material
Why is it important to read instructions carefully before taking a test?
- Because it’s fun
- Because instructions are never important in tests
- To ensure you understand what is being asked
Which type of exam requires students to create answers rather than select them from pre-existing options?
- True/False Exam
- Multiple Choice Exam
- Essay Exam