Professional Education 003 LET Reviewer

Assessment of Student Learning (Professional Education) LET Reviewer 2019. This review material for 2019 Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) covers various topics in Assessment of Student Learning including assessment tools and principles. Try answering these questions and do further research to verify whether your answers are correct. You may also submit your answers to for further feedback.

  1. Which of the following is usually measured by a performance checklist?
    • The frequency of students’ behaviors and remarks
    • Students’ stock knowledge
    • Students’ ability to communicate ideas in coherent verbal sentences
    • A certain desired behavior of an individual towards a completion of a particular task
  2. Who among these teachers adheres best to the principle of fairness in assessing his or her students?
    • Mr Chan, an English teacher who imposes strict rules for his students on the times of assessment
    • Ms Banda, a Math teacher who informs her students beforehand the targets and the method of assessment
    • Mr Bandiola, a Physical Education teacher who assesses individual performances of his students through a regular practicum
    • Mrs Isidro, a Science teacher who regularly uses both traditional and progressive assessment methods
  3. With the use of mnemonics, students are able to:
    • Analyse a concept into its components
    • Remember concepts easily and systematically
    • Apply learned concepts in practical situations
    • Judge the worth of a principle
  4. Mrs Salvador, an English teacher decides to assess students’ individual skills in reciting a poem. What method will she likely use to show her students a model performance?
    • An in-campus study requiring students to conduct a survey on techniques in reciting a poem
    • A brainstorming which will engage students in sharing ideas and tips
    • A short demonstration of a different piece being recited by the teacher herself
    • An enriching activity on composing a short poem with definite rhythm and rhyme
  5. Competencies are groups or clusters of skills and abilities needed for the completion of a particular task. These clusters may either be simple or complex depending on the number of skills requiring the learners to apply. Which of these competencies is considered simple and requires just a skill?
    • Analysing a given mathematical problem and computing for an angle of depression
    • Shading circles that represent the groups where certain pictures belong
    • Renaming a file folder on the desktop and dragging it on different directions
    • Listening to a song being played
  6. Teacher Alex shows her colleagues sample prototype products which she often uses in assessing outputs or projects of her students in Values Education. What are prototype products?
    • Checklists containing sets of criteria
    • Technologically advanced devices used in determining quality of students’ outputs
    • Samples of products in different levels of skills and expertise possessed by a teacher over his or her years of teaching experience
    • Concrete determinants of students’ progress over time
  7. By the use of this assessment instrument, individual learners are asked to study a list and to place a mark opposite the characteristics which they possess or the activities which they have engaged in for a particular length of time.
    • Observation report
    • Tally sheet
    • Self-checklist
    • Performance checklist
  8. As a part of her students’ portfolio assessment, Teacher Alma requires the students to write every event that happens in their homes at night which may have some bearings on their ability to complete their homework. She instructs them to write one paragraph of such events once every hour from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM daily. What ethical issue may be raised in such assessment method of Teacher Alma?
    • Confidentiality of the assessment data
    • Psychological harm among her students
    • Presence of concealment or deception
    • Absence of assessment validity and reliability
  9. Which of these exemplifies an educational evaluation in the micro level?
    • Appraisal of subjects of interest in a wide range of human enterprises such as in engineering, information technology, business etc
    • Comprehensive process of determining the growth and process of the pupil towards objectives of the curriculum
    • Accurate accounting of results that can improve the quality of products and services
    • Judging the relative merits of goods and services based on generalized needs and values along with a comprehensive range of effects
  10. Which evaluation determines the worth of an instruction of a given course?
    • Immanent Evaluation
    • Course Evaluation
    • Performance Evaluation
    • Program Evaluation
  11. It is the process of gathering and analyzing specific information as part of an evaluation.
    • Competency Evaluation
    • Assessment
    • Program Evaluation
    • Evaluation
  12. Which is the best approach in determining causal relationships between variables?
    • Experimental Research
    • Content Analysis
    • Management Information System
    • Accreditation and Certification
  13. Which of these can be an advantage of content analysis over other evaluation approaches?
    • It allows for unobtrusive analysis of large volumes of unstructured symbolic materials.
    • It produces valid and reliable evidence in many performance areas.
    • It gives managers detailed evidence about complex programs.
    • It secures evidence most likely to bolster public support.
  14. What function of grading and reporting system suggests a decision for promotion, graduation, honors, and provides input for realistic educational, vocational and personal counselling?
    • Reports to parents/ guardians
    • Administrative and guidance uses
    • Enhancing students’ learning
    • Assessment and evaluation
  15. Which principle states that grading and reporting system should be easily verifiable through adequate system of testing, measurement and assessment methods?
    • Grading and reporting should be based on clear statement of learning objectives.
    • It should be consistent with school standards.
    • It should be based on adequate assessment.
    • It provides an opportunity for parent-teacher conferences.
  16. Which of these evaluation approaches are classified as subjectivist, mass, true evaluation: I. Adversary. II. Client-centered studies. III. Connoisseur. IV. Accountability?
    • I, II, and III
    • II and IV
    • I, II, III and IV
    • I and III
  17. What evaluation approaches relate outcomes to pre-specified objectives, allowing judgments to be made about their level of attainment?
    • Decision-oriented studies
    • Objective-based approaches
    • Policy studies
    • Consumer-oriented studies
  18. Stufflebeam developed a very useful approach in educational evaluation known as the CIPP which essentially systematizes the way we evaluate the different dimensions and aspects of curriculum development and the sum of student experiences in the educative process. CIPP stands for:
    • Content, Input, Procedure, Product
    • Comparison, Input, Product, Process
    • Context, Input, Process, Product
    • Context, Input, Process, Promotion
  19. Which of these support the norm-referenced grading: I. Typical grade may be shifted up or down, depending on group’s ability. II. Grades clearly define and justify the performance standards. III. Grades do not depend on what group the students are in. IV. Grades like class ranks depend on the group the students belong?
    • I and IV
    • II and III
    • I and III
    • I, II, III, and IV
  20. Which of these evaluation approaches or studies are based on an objectivist epistemology from the elite perspective?
    • Politically controlled and public relations studies
    • Testing programs and content analysis
    • Decision-oriented and policy studies
    • Adversary approach and client-centered studies
  21. In the Philippines, what society looks into educational evaluation?
    • Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation
    • Philippine Evaluation Association
    • Philippine Society for Educational Research and Evaluation
    • Department of Education
  22. Which of these is a key weakness of experimental research in the pursuit of evaluation?
    • Human service variables are rarely amenable to the narrow, quantitative definitions needed
    • It requires controlled setting, limits range of evidence and focuses primarily on results.
    • Necessary collaboration between evaluator and decision-maker provides opportunity to bias results.
    • Standards and guidelines typically emphasize intrinsic criteria to the exclusion of outcome measures.
  23. Which of these is the primary purpose of accreditation and certification?
    • To determine if institutions, programs, and personnel should be approved to perform specified functions
    • To critically describe, appraise, and illuminate an object
    • To present the pro’s and con’s of an issue
    • To foster understanding of activities and how they are valued in a given setting and from a variety of perspectives
  24. It is associated with the utilitarian ethics in which knowledge is capable of external verification and evidence (intersubjective agreement) through methods and techniques universally accepted and through the presentation of data.
    • Subjectivist Epistemology
    • Objectivist Epistemology
    • Quasi-evaluation Approach
    • Pseudo-evaluation Approach
  25. Which evaluation guiding principle entails evaluators to conduct data based inquiries about whatever is being evaluated and that these cannot be based on pure hearsay or merely perceptions?
    • Competence
    • Integrity/Honesty
    • Systematic Inquiry
    • Responsibilities for general and public welfare
  26. Which of these does NOT comprise the standards for educational programs, personnel, and student evaluation as developed by the Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation?
    • Practicality
    • Feasibility
    • Propriety
    • Accuracy
  27. What cues are used to organize a content analysis approach of evaluation?
    • Content of the communication
    • Individual differences
    • Generalized needs, values and effects
    • Critical guideposts
  28. Which of these does NOT exemplify a good parent-teacher conference?
    • Beforehand, the teacher makes plans and reviews goals of the conference.
    • The teacher begins with presenting the students’ weak points and negative attitudes.
    • The teacher compares early and later works of students to show strengths and needs.
    • Parents participate and share plans on how to improve the learning of their children.
  29. In grading and reporting, these are useful as they show students’ strengths and weaknesses, illustrating range of students’ work, showing progress over time, and teaching students about objectives and standards they are to meet.
    • Checklists of objectives
    • Letters to parents and guardians
    • Parent-teacher conferences
    • Portfolios
  30. When should a teacher describe the grading procedures to the students?
    • As the instruction progresses
    • At the beginning of the instruction
    • At the end of every grading period
    • Every after the parent-teacher conference
  31. It is popular with constituents because it is intended to provide an accurate accounting of results that can improve the quality of products and services. However, this approach quickly can turn practitioners and consumers into adversaries when implemented in a heavy-handed fashion.
    • Adversary
    • Connoisseur
    • Accountability
    • Consumer-oriented study
  32. What are the organizers of politically-controlled evaluation approach?
    • Propaganda Needs
    • Public Relations
    • Threats
    • Scientific Efficiency
  33. It is essentially a set of philosophies and techniques to determine if a program works.
    1. Performance Evaluation
    2. Immanent Evaluation
    3. Program Evaluation
    4. Educational Evaluation
  34. Mrs San Juan, a Mathematics teacher at San Francisco National High School discovers a new philosophy in the assessment of student learning after attending a seminar. She strongly agrees with the notion that assessment is multidimensional and that, students’ learning cannot just be gauged through their outputs. What do you think runs in the mind of Mrs San Juan?
    • She might be thinking of other assessment methods that will totally replace traditional ones.
    • Since she’s not yet familiar with the new trends in assessment, she is in hesitation to use them.
    • She might be considering the use of other assessment methods which will gauge students’ learning along the way of producing tangible evidences of progress.
    • She might be thinking if she will be enrolling in other assessment of learning programs to update her knowledge and skills.
  35. What happens when a multiple choice type of test is reliable but not valid?
    • It does not measure the intended learning target; however a retest a week after yields almost the same results.
    • It clearly shows the assessment at different levels of educational objectives.
    • There are major discrepancies between test and retest results.
    • It reveals students’ learning by means of the consistent test and retest results, and the learning targets are achieved.