1000+ documents containing “assessment methods”.
Pesticde Assessment Methods
Community Health Board of Directors
FOM: John E. Brown, Commissioner on Agriculture
The Assessment of the Use of Pesticides on the Human Population
Food safety is multidimensional especially as it pertains to the use of industrial chemicals in food production. There are a variety of chemicals used directly in food production including fertilizers being added to soil to promote growth of food and flavorings used to enhance food appeal. Stabilizers are added to give processed foods structure. The focus of this Memo is pesticides. Pesticides are a large number of industrial chemicals used in combating such pests as weeps, fungus, insects, and rodents having been developed to assist agriculture in the production of a stable supply of food. Human exposure to pesticides occurs through residues in food and are transmitted by air, water, and soil-borne exposures for those living near field where foods are grown and pesticides used. The policy….
Aggregate and Cumulative Assessments (2013) The Lifeline Group. Retrieved from: http://www.thelifelinegroup.org/aggregate_and_cumulative_assessments.php
Assessing Health Risks from Pesticides (2013) EPA.gov. Retrieved from: http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/factsheets/riskassess.htm
Assessing Pesticide Cumulative Risk (2013) Pesticides Health and Safety. EPA.gov. Retrieved from: http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/cumulative/
Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) (2013) EPA.gov. Retrieved from: http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/lqpa.html
Ineffective Assessment Methods
For a test to be accepted within the academic community, it must be both reliable and valid. A reliable test produces consistent results. A valid tests measures what it purports to measure. A good example of reliability is the 'kitchen scale' example. If you weigh the same cup of flour and it is 4 ounces, then 4.25 ounces, then 4.5 ounces on various attempts to use the scale, one after another, it is not a reliable scale (Classroom assessment, 2013, Florida Center for Instructional Technology). Similarly, a test which suggests that the same student is above or below grade level, after the same student takes the same test in rapid succession with no additional preparation raises questions about its reliability. "Generally, if the reliability of a standardized test is above .80, it is said to have very good reliability; if it is below .50, it would not….
This critical test analyses an applicant's aptitude in solving job related problems through providing details about their mental abilities like mathematical and verbal reasoning. This includes speed in recognizing alphabetical letters. This test would be useful because it has proved to elicit valid inferences for numerous organizational benefits (Heneman, Judge & Kammeyer-Mueller, 2012).
Personal characteristics inventory
In my selection process, I will be measuring traits in working settings such as conscientiousness, extraversion, and stress tolerance, openness to new experiences, productivity and emotional stability. Therefore, Personal characteristics inventory test will be the best in measuring traits associated to behavior at work, satisfaction at work and interpersonal interactions. Personal characteristics inventory tests will help me assess whether applicants have the potential to succeed in jobs requiring a great deal of work teams or interpersonal interaction settings (Heneman, Judge & Kammeyer-Mueller, 2012).
A set of interview questions
Interviews tend to vary based on content, but I….
Flamholtz, E.G. (2009). Human resource accounting: Advances in concepts, methods, and applications. Boston [u.a.: Kluwer Acad. Publ.
Heneman, H.G., Judge, T.A., & Kammeyer-Mueller, J.D. (2012). Staffing organizations (7th ed.). Middleton, WI: Mendota House.
Prien, E., & Goodstein, L.D. (2006). Using Individual Assessments in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for HR Professionals, Trainers, and Managers. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons.
Gale, S.F. (April - 2003). "Putting job candidates to the test." Workforce Today, 64-68.
Retrieved 30, November 2004: http://www.workforce.com/archive/feature/23/42/11/index.php
The article Putting Job Candidates to the Test by Sarah Fister Gale discusses accurate assessments for job candidates. Gale suggests that accurate assessments will reduce interviewing time and ensure that corporations do everything possible to hire quality candidates rather than unproductive one. The article provides an analysis of three company's pre-employment screening measures. One company, the Hire Tough Group, shows how accurate assessment can save time managers spend interviewing.
Assessment tests also may enable the employers according to the author to judge candidates on information aside from work experience including cognitive ability. Another company examined indicates that assessment tests help identify candidates that are the best fit for an organization's culture and needs, particularly in an economy when thousands of applicants might be applying for a single position.
One Human Resource professional in the study….
There were a number of eminent points and observations regarding the methodology of assessment utilized within Maryellen Weimer's article, "Making exams more about learning," which initially appeared in The Teaching Professor in 2011. This article essentially functions as a case study in which an undergraduate instructor, Thomas Smith, employed a number of unusual methods to assist his students with the process of assessment. Among the measures that Smith adopted was grading the examinations students took individually with each student, as well as allowing them access to previous examinations on the same topic. While analyzing Smith's methodology, the author makes note of both positive and negative points that can aid additional instructors who want to incorporate some of Smith's techniques in the future. The overall effect is that readers and pedagogues are able to get a practical, compressive overview of alternate assessment methods that can easily be incorporated….
Osborn, J. (1998) "Assessing gifted children." Understanding Our Gifted Open Space Communications, Inc. 9-12. Retrieved from http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_id_10221.aspx
The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement. (no date). "Using classroom assessment to improve teaching." Education.com. Retrieved from http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_Using_Classroom/
Reschley, D.J. (1996). "Identification and assessment of students with disabilities." The Future of Children. 6 (1): 40-52. Retrieved from http://www.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/publications/docs/06_01_02.pdf
Weimer, M. (2011). "Making exams more about learning." The Teaching Professor. 25 (2): 5. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/educational-assessment/making-exams-more-about-learning/
CEO who asked for a short report on strategic human resource management was impressed with the report. Following the reading of the research on strategic human resource management and considering how senior individuals in the organization are selected the Assessment Center Approach caught the attention of the CEO. The objective of this work is to prepare a proposal that includes a description of this approach as well as methods of measuring the effectiveness of the approach and the costs and benefits anticipated for such an approach.
The "Guidelines and Ethical Considerations for Assessment Center Operations" Task Force on Assessment Center Guidelines states that the Assessment Center "…consists of a standardized evaluation of behavior based on multiple inputs. Multiple trained observers and techniques are used. Judgments about behaviors are made, in major part, from specifically developed assessment simulations. These judgments are pooled in a meeting among the assessors or by a….
Byham, William C. (2011a) What is an Assessment Center. Development Dimensions International, Inc. Retrieved from: http://www.assessmentcenters.org/pdf/AssessmentCenterArticle.pdf
Byham, William C. (2011b) The Assessment Center Method and Methodology: New Applications and Technologies. DDI. Retrieved from: http://www.ddiworld.com/DDIWorld/media/white-papers/AssessmentCenterMethods_mg_ddi.pdf?ext=.pdf
Guidelines and Ethical Considerations for Assessment Center Operations (2000) International Task Force on Assessment Center Guidelines Endorsed by the 28th International Congress on Assessment Center Methods May 4, 2000 San Francisco, California, U.S.A. Retrieved from: http://www.assessmentcenters.org/pdf/00guidelines.pdf
Overview of the Assessment Centre Approach Popularity of the Assessment Centre Approach (2011) Canadian Public Service Commission. Retrieved from: http://www.psc-cfp.gc.ca/ppc-cpp/ac-ovw-ce-aprcu-eng.htm
Treatment of Criminal Offenders
As a clinician, how can you apply the knowledge you gained from this course to more effectively serve your clients?
A connection has been established by researchers between brutal and violent susceptibility to impair a particular area of the brain. Till date, several evidence, have assisted to bring into limelight the shady aspect of human attitude and might pave the way for important interference. For instance, several types of spontaneous aggression might be a result of defective balancing of emotion within the prefrontal cortex of the brain, the centre of superior intellectual activities like judgment, analysis and substantial control of impulses. The degree of malfunctions in the core circuits of the brain related to aggressive behavior and if these circuits are capable of being repaired is of course debatable. esearchers have mentioned that individuals inclined to violence have structured blueprints in the brain that can be reported….
Allen, Harry E; Simonsen, C.E. (1998) "Corrections in America" New York, NY: Macmillan Publishing Company.
Gendreau, P & Goggin, C. (1996) "Principles of Effective Programming with Offenders" Forum on Corrections Research, Volume: 8; No: 3, pp: 38-40.
Hoge, R.D. & Andrews, D.A. (1996) "Assessing the Youthful Offender: Issues and Techniques" New York: Plenum.
Jacobs, B. L; Azmitia, E.C. (1992) "Structure and function of the brain serotonin system" Physiological Reviews. Volume: 72; pp:165-229.
teaching allows learning and assessment for those that are my learners, as a painting and decorating tutor with the view to self-develop and progress. e will learn how to make the most of and inspire learning and how diversity and fairness play a significant part for both teachers and learners.
Most would probably know that assessment is getting the measurement of the learners' reaction to understanding and competence in teaching instruction (Curzon pg 383). In the job as a painter and decorating tutor, assessment are very important and foremost, as in the way learners are measured against usual standards prior to exams and attaining combined standing. My proficient and personal thoughts upon assessments are that as a teacher we need to be able to utilize various of methods and skills that will be employed to inspire and really keep learners motivated while giving feedback that is constructive in allowing them….
APPLEYARD, N. a. (2010). Communicating with Learners in the LifeLong Sector. Glasglow: Learning Matters.
BLACK, P. a. (2010, May 13). Inside the Black Box: Raising Standards Through Classroom Assessment, Phi Delta Kappan. Retrieved from http://www.pdkintl.org/kappan/kbla9810.htm
COWLEY, S. (2008, March). Teaching Skills For Dummies. Atlanta: Cowans Publishing.
CURZON, L. (2006). Teaching in Further Education, an Outline of Principles and Practice. Oxford: 6th Edition. Continuum.
Psychological test or assessment method. "The Substance Abuse Questionnaire -- Adult Probation III
Brief Description of the Test
The recent release of one of the youngest convicted child murders in our nation's history, Lionel Tate, now an adult, into the general population, has highlighted the difficulty of determining if a former prisoner should be eligible for parole. Psychologists have attempted to answer this difficult and subjective question by designing the objectively-assessed test known as "The Substance Abuse Questionnaire -- Adult Probation III" exam. (Risk & Needs Assessment, Inc., 1997) This test was originally designed in 1987 exclusively for adult prisoners eligible for probation to determine the risk of paroling them and assessing their risk to society and has since been updated, in 1997, to include inventories for truthfulness. (Spies, 2003)
The SAQ is 165-item questionnaire. It can be administered either in a paper and pencil format or on a computer. All of the….
American Educational Research Association. (1999). Standards for educational and psychological testing. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
SAQ -- The Substance Abuse Questionnaire -- Adult Probation III (1997). Risk & Needs Assessment, Inc.
Spies, Robert. (2003). [Review of the SAQ -- Adult Probation [Substance Abuse Questionnaire].]. Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. http://www.unl.edu/buros/reviewsample.html .
Toneatto, T. (1995). [Review of the SAQ -- Adult Probation [Substance Abuse Questionnaire].] In J.C. Conoley & J.C. Impara (Eds.). The twelfth mental measurements yearbook (pp. 889-891). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.
Student Assessment and Background Variation
Flexnet courses are both online, and face-to-face, and so have a variety of assessment methods available, including both written and oral components, though all require English fluency. Technology competency and small group work are key.
Flexnet courses are both online, and face-to-face, and so have a variety of assessment methods available. Online courses based in newsgroups have primarily written assessments, including mandatory short-answer essays and written participation, which requires both reading comprehension and writing skills. Longer written essays and PowerPoint presentations are both common online assessment methods. Small group learning teams will require proficiency in informal written communication, and possibly oral communication in the form of phone calls. Face-to-face assessment methods vary widely, and include oral presentations, oral class discussions, and small group work resulting in a written product. All of these, of course, are conducted in English, and therefore require English reading comprehension and writing skills,….
Differentiated Learning & Assessment -- PLC Presentation
Differentiated instruction and assessment recognizes that the individual needs, strengths and weaknesses of students must drive learning (Wormeli, 2007). Changing the outcomes of traditional lesson plans to account for differentiated learning is a fundamental part of ensuring student success. Each student's readiness, interest and learning profile is at the core of this approach. Students are diverse; therefore, instructional and assessment practices should be as well, to improve student outcomes in all content areas.
Many teachers design lessons that have a set of specific learning objectives and standardized assessments for students. However, today's learning models ask teachers to adopt multiple objectives and use different levels of assessment for more individualized learning (Dobbertin, 2012). Differentiation of process, then, refers to the way in which a student accesses material (i.e., one student may explore a learning center, while another may conduct an online search for information). Differentiation of….
Dobbertin, C. (2012). Just How I Need to Learn It. Educational Leadership, 69(5), 66-70
Forsten, Char, Grant, J., & Hollas, B. (2003). Differentiating Textbooks: Strategies to Improve Student Comprehension & Motivation. New Hampshire: Crystal Springs Books.
Heacox, Diane. (2002). Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom: How to Reach and Teach All Learners, Grades 3-12. Minnesota: Free Spirit Publishing.
Painter, D.D. (2009). Providing Differentiated Learning Experiences Through Multigenre Projects. Intervention in School & Clinic, 44(5), 288-293.
Standardized tests do not do well in measuring the emerging content standards, and over use of this type of assessment often leads to instruction that stresses only basic knowledge and skills. Although basic skills may be important goals in education, they are often overstressed in an effort to raise standardized test scores. Basic skills and minimum competencies become the main goal of schools and teachers as accountability and minimum competency exams concentrate on these areas (Critical Issue: ethinking Assessment and Its ole in Supporting Educational eform, 1995).
ecently, educators, policymakers, and parents have begun to recognize that minimums and basics are no longer sufficient and are calling for a closer match between the skills students learn in school and the skills they will need to succeed in the world. Schools are now expected to help students develop skills and competencies that apply to real life, genuine situations, and schools are….
This helps them deal with administrative tasks such as applying for grants, reporting their progress, appeasing parents, etc. In addition, teacher-based methods of assessment have at least one positive implication for students. According to Flood et al., teacher-based assessments allow teachers to enter the process of scaffolding with significant foreknowledge. Flood et al. (2003). suggests that all good assessment includes a component in which a teacher plans and sets goals, and then collecting data and interpreting it. This can be done in the classroom or at the macro level -- applicable to either the school itself or the state. Teachers can use the data gleaned from teacher-centered assessment as a means by which to identify areas of weakness and address them (Kearns, 2009). Standardized testing and teacher-based testing in classrooms allows teachers to determine where most students are having problems and use scaffolding techniques to intervene on the student's….
This in turn reflects badly upon me. There is no valid way in which I can adjust my teaching methods to relate to the narrowly focused test material without severely harming my or my students' goals towards excellence and future success.
Having spoken with other teachers in my school and district, I have found that the problem also applies to teachers of other subject areas and other schools in my district. After carefully considering the issue, it was decided that a number of suggestions should be made to the chool Board and district authorities. These are of course substantiated with current teaching and assessment theory.
Conclusions and Recommendations
The first and most important suggestion will be that the assessment methods should be more closely related to teaching methods in the classroom. Like children, teachers have their particular personalities and goals for the classroom. These are concomitant with teaching methods, and should also….
Hlebowitsh, Peter S. (2005). Designing the School Curriculum. First Edition. Allyn and Bacon.
Porter, Andrew. (1995). Critical Issue: Integrating Assessmsent and Instruction in Ways that Support Learning. Wisconsin Center for Education Research. http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/assment/as500.htm
Porter, Andrew (2004, Jan 2). Curriculum Assessment.Vanderbilt University. http://www.secsupport.org/pdf/curricassess.pdf
Taylor, Catherine S. & Nolen, Susan Bobbitt. (2005). Classroom Assessment: Supporting Teaching and Learning in Real Classrooms. Merrill/Prentice Hall.
Mathematics is closely connected to economics, commerce and business modelling, as well as systems for military weapons. Due to the widespread of its use, it was noted that students in the U.S. were beginning to perform a little worse in mathematics than children from other countries worldwide. Mathematical knowledge among citizens was considered a very important factor for a country to be a leading world power. Assessment activities have been a continuing focus of academic research for more than twenty-five years. In that period, there have been new tools developed. In addition, the curriculum has shifted its focus to the results of learning. The shift of focus in the theory of learning to constructivism from behaviourism has greatly influenced the learning and teaching of mathematics. Conventional tests are only centred on the mathematical procedures and skills of students. Thus, application of authentic tools for assessment to measure the learning of….
Pesticde Assessment Methods Community Health Board of Directors FOM: John E. Brown, Commissioner on Agriculture The Assessment of the Use of Pesticides on the Human Population Food safety is multidimensional especially as…Read Full Paper ❯
Ineffective Assessment Methods For a test to be accepted within the academic community, it must be both reliable and valid. A reliable test produces consistent results. A valid tests…Read Full Paper ❯
This critical test analyses an applicant's aptitude in solving job related problems through providing details about their mental abilities like mathematical and verbal reasoning. This includes speed in…Read Full Paper ❯
Gale, S.F. (April - 2003). "Putting job candidates to the test." Workforce Today, 64-68. Retrieved 30, November 2004: http://www.workforce.com/archive/feature/23/42/11/index.php The article Putting Job Candidates to the Test by Sarah Fister Gale…Read Full Paper ❯
Special Education Assessment Options There were a number of eminent points and observations regarding the methodology of assessment utilized within Maryellen Weimer's article, "Making exams more about learning," which initially…Read Full Paper ❯
Business - Management
CEO who asked for a short report on strategic human resource management was impressed with the report. Following the reading of the research on strategic human resource management…Read Full Paper ❯
Treatment of Criminal Offenders As a clinician, how can you apply the knowledge you gained from this course to more effectively serve your clients? A connection has been established by…Read Full Paper ❯
teaching allows learning and assessment for those that are my learners, as a painting and decorating tutor with the view to self-develop and progress. e will learn how…Read Full Paper ❯
Sports - Drugs
Psychological test or assessment method. "The Substance Abuse Questionnaire -- Adult Probation III Brief Description of the Test The recent release of one of the youngest convicted child murders in our…Read Full Paper ❯
Student Assessment and Background Variation Flexnet courses are both online, and face-to-face, and so have a variety of assessment methods available, including both written and oral components, though all require…Read Full Paper ❯
Differentiated Learning & Assessment -- PLC Presentation Differentiated instruction and assessment recognizes that the individual needs, strengths and weaknesses of students must drive learning (Wormeli, 2007). Changing the outcomes of…Read Full Paper ❯
Standardized tests do not do well in measuring the emerging content standards, and over use of this type of assessment often leads to instruction that stresses only basic…Read Full Paper ❯
This helps them deal with administrative tasks such as applying for grants, reporting their progress, appeasing parents, etc. In addition, teacher-based methods of assessment have at least one…Read Full Paper ❯
This in turn reflects badly upon me. There is no valid way in which I can adjust my teaching methods to relate to the narrowly focused test material…Read Full Paper ❯
Mathematics is closely connected to economics, commerce and business modelling, as well as systems for military weapons. Due to the widespread of its use, it was noted that students…Read Full Paper ❯