While alternative assessments are growing in popularity due to their usefulness in addressing higher order thinking, pencil and paper tests can still be an effective tool for evaluating student performance. This seminar will offer practical tips on the use and construction of specific test items, how to ensure validity, and how to score more subjective items.

Stephanie Knudsen

Stephanie M. Knudsen has spent the last eight of her 20 years in education teaching rst grade at Trinity Academy of Raleigh in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has taught in Japan, North Carolina, and Virginia. Her life outside of school includes her being a farmer, lover of the great outdoors, and a reader of books.