Who Wants to Make Assessment Fair?by: Kristin T. Rearden

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An assessment strategy based on the television game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” helps teachers make grading fair. The author describes which game show strategies to apply to classroom assessment and which to avoid. This teaching approach is in line with the National Science Education Standards.

Grades
  • Middle
Publication Date
10/1/2001

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  • on Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:35 PM

The article looks at assessment in relation to the CUE of a classroom. By CUE, Content, Understanding, and Environment of the classroom. Assessment is an important aspect of the education and if used properly, students will leave with a greater understanding fo the ocntent you are trying to teach them.

Susan German  (Hallsville, MO)
Susan German (Hallsville, MO)

  • on Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:45 AM

This article written by a game show lover describes assessing students using a game show format. She provides seven interesting steps she has gleaned from observing game shows. She also provides three points to avoid when assessing students. Some of these are interesting comments such as ‘allow for support.’ On a game show that might be a life-line but in the classroom it could be collaborative test taking, or using one’s notes. Interesting ideas for sure but one’s I might think twice about before using.

Adah  (San Antonio, TX)
Adah (San Antonio, TX)

  • on Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:36 PM

This article compares writing an assessment to the game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” A lengthy list of components to use, including accessing prior knowledge and choosing good distracters are discussed. Although the article is written tongue and check, the analogy to a game show works and is a helpful reminder for planning, developing, and administering fair tests.

Patricia McGinnis  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia McGinnis (Pottstown, PA)

  • on Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:35 PM

This article compares writing an assessment to the game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” A lengthy list of components to use, including accessing prior knowledge and choosing good distracters are discussed. Although the article is written tongue and check, the analogy to a game show works and is a helpful reminder for planning, developing, and administering fair tests.

Patricia McGinnis  (Pottstown, PA)
Patricia McGinnis (Pottstown, PA)

  • on Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:02 PM

The main idea of this "How To" article is assessing students through game show style antics. While the idea was cute - with a lot of references to Regis Philbin - our state and district idea of testing has long surpasses short questions and multiple choice answers. Too much time spending to assemble this and I think the assessment data you get in return will be minimal.

Alyce D  (Peyton, CO)
Alyce D (Peyton, CO)


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