The DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment Program Glossary includes definitions for 'technical assessment terms' frequently used in educational testing.
Adjustments that do not alter the assessed construct that are applied to test presentation, environment, content, format (including response format), or administration conditions for particular test takers.
The initial performance results, against which future results will be compared.
A test administered via a computer in which students respond by using a keyboard, mouse, or microphone.
An assessment for student learning conducted in the process of teaching to inform teaching.
A standardized test designed, validated, and implemented to rank a student’s performance by comparing that performance to the performance of the student’s peers.
An assessment of learning conducted at the end of a unit, course and/or school year to assess the level of understanding/ mastery of course or grade-level standards.