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2010 Summer Meeting

2010 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 17-21, 2010
Portland, Oregon

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Mining the Data: Writing Better Tests
  Location: Neuberger Hall 209
  Date: Sunday, Jul.18
  Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  Price: Member: $50.00
Nonmember: $75.00
  Sponsor: Committee on Physics in High Schools
  Co-Sponsor(s): None
  Leader(s): Nate Unterman,
  Co-Leader(s): None
  Description This workshop is designed for teachers at all ranges of experience who want to learn how to improve the quality of their multiple-choice, short-answer, and extended-response questions. Teachers explore ways to create well-constructed assessments based on benchmarks, educational research, content limits, various representations, state and national goals, and local expectations. Mechanics of the test, including bias, use of names, page layout and design, use of illustrations, placement of answers, etc., are reviewed in the context of best practice. Teachers will learn techniques of item analysis and how to integrate these results into curricular revisions and evaluating student understanding. Basic educational research techniques with references for more advanced study will be discussed. Bring samples of existing questions, any resources, and texts that may help you revise or create items for tests, and a number 2 pencil.
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