Using test blueprint in classroom assessments: why and how

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Using test blueprint in classroom assessments: why and how

This paper supports that developing test blueprint in classroom assessments is as important as that in the standardized test so as to make appropriate and meaningful decisions. This practice should not be left out in classroom assessments. With reference to the case in Macau, an educational system emphasizes assessments. It illustrates problems of the current practice of assessment in Macau educational context. Data are based on the convenience sample which the author meets in educational evaluation classes. Even though it is found that many teachers do ,not have the practice of developing test blueprint in classroom assessments, many judgements are made based on such practice. This implies that the assessment literacy is in need of attention.It discusses the factors which affect teachers’, uses of test blueprint. It also provides suggestions ,on helping teachers to develop valid and reliable classroom assessments which are feasible to ,implement in practical environment without too much effort.

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