Top 5 Reasons Assessment Literacy
Top 5 Reasons for Graduate Students to use Assessment Literacy
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- [00:00:06.120]Hi everybody. This is Raul from
the Buros Center for Testing
- [00:00:08.550]and I'm back again,
- [00:00:09.330]to talk to you about the
top five Buros resources
that graduate students can
- [00:00:13.230]use to improve their assessment literacy.
- [00:00:15.600]You're going to want to make sure that
you have a pen and paper handy because
- [00:00:19.020]this is going to be
packed with information
- [00:00:23.190]for graduate students.
- [00:00:24.180]We are generally tasked with learning a
lot of new information on our own time,
- [00:00:27.450]especially when it comes to finding
topics for our own research.
- [00:00:31.530]And while it can be difficult
to know where to go,
- [00:00:33.090]to find reliable information related to
testing, have no fear Buros is here.
- [00:00:38.130]I found that learning how to use the
resources provided by the Buros Center
- [00:00:41.220]for Testing has been instrumental
to my graduate training.
- [00:00:44.850]Following the fundamental goals
of our founder, Oscar Buros,
- [00:00:47.820]the Buros assessment literacy initiative
seeks to provide professionals and
- [00:00:51.480]graduate students with instructional and
educational resources to improve their
- [00:00:55.140]ability to develop and use tests and
assessments while considering relevant
- [00:00:59.010]testing standards and guidelines
for responsible test use.
- [00:01:02.400]So without further ado,
- [00:01:03.960]here are my top five Buros resources that
graduate students can use to improve
- [00:01:07.920]their assessment literacy.
- [00:01:10.620]If you would like to learn
more information about the
information I'm speaking
- [00:01:13.530]about in this video related
to assessment literacy,
- [00:01:16.500]or if you just want to follow along,
- [00:01:18.420]feel free to head to
buros.org from there.
- [00:01:20.820]There's two places where you can access
information related to assessment
- [00:01:24.930]The first is on this top blue little bar
under the assessment literacy section.
- [00:01:31.440]The second section is
actually on the first page.
- [00:01:34.500]When you enter buros.org
under assessment literacy,
- [00:01:42.180]The first reason you should be looking
at assessment literacy section is because of
- [00:01:45.210]our conference and webinars section.
- [00:01:47.760]Are you looking for research ideas or
opportunities to expand your learning and
- [00:01:51.180]earn continuing education credits
across various assessment topics?
- [00:01:54.930]Then you should check out our
professional development page
- [00:01:57.210]where we provide access to information
about upcoming conferences or live
- [00:02:00.750]webinar events
- [00:02:01.890]as well as access to past video content
from previously recorded events in our
- [00:02:05.310]video library.
- [00:02:17.220]The second reason you should check
out our assessment literacy section is
- [00:02:20.460]because of our video library.
- [00:02:24.210]Our video library is incredible as we
host over 40 videos across a variety of
- [00:02:28.410]topics and educational,
- [00:02:31.440]addressing measurement fundamentals, test
development and evaluation, testing
- [00:02:35.880]specific populations and ethical
legal, and policy considerations.
- [00:02:41.370]You can also filter information
via topic or by audience.
- [00:02:54.630]As part of Buros' ongoing efforts
to improve the science and practice of
- [00:02:58.800]The Guides & Digital Resources section
of our website provides information to
- [00:03:02.590]support professionals with
appropriate selection of tests.
- [00:03:06.250]Here you can expect to find step-by-step
guides on how to use Buros
- [00:03:09.880]materials, such as the Mental
Measurements Yearbook, Tests in Print,
- [00:03:13.270]and Pruebas Publicadas en Español.
- [00:03:16.090]You can also find links to help
locate and identify assessments across
- [00:03:20.620]various professional websites and archival
Buros publication on measurement
- [00:03:25.270]and testing.
- [00:03:29.110]Another section that was just recently
added to our Buros website is the
- [00:03:33.850]Social and Emotional Learning
Assessment Technical Guidebook
- [00:03:37.120]which provides specific guidance aligned
with professional standards on locating
- [00:03:40.660]and identifying social
emotional learning assessments,
- [00:03:44.320]evaluating measurement quality, and
recommendations for using these types of
- [00:03:57.790]The fourth session of the assessment
literacy section is a standard codes and
- [00:04:01.720]guidelines section
- [00:04:04.750]Under the Standards, Codes, and Guidelines section
- [00:04:07.030]you will find professional
- [00:04:09.070]and guidelines that address testing and
assessment practices in the profession.
- [00:04:14.110]What is super cool about this page is
that our search function lets you sort the
- [00:04:18.370]list by audience, title,
organization, and year.
- [00:04:23.860]So if you were interested in looking
for information produced by the American
- [00:04:26.590]psychological association,
- [00:04:28.450]then all you got to do is sort by the
organization's function from here.
- [00:04:33.190]You can see that the first
two listings are from APA.
- [00:04:36.820]Are you a school psychologist like me
will click on this audience function
- [00:04:42.550]and scroll down to school psychologist
and you'll see that the principles for
- [00:04:46.090]professional ethics is listed from
the national association of school
- [00:04:49.300]psychologists or NASP
- [00:04:55.360]The last section worth mentioning under
the assessment literacy section is our
- [00:04:58.930]glossaries page.
- [00:05:01.360]We all know that learning new terminology
can be difficult under the glossary
- [00:05:05.110]section of the assessment literacy page.
- [00:05:06.880]You'll find links to three
- [00:05:09.580]assessment glossary page here.
- [00:05:12.340]These pages will review
important testing assessment,
- [00:05:14.860]measurement and statistical terms
that you'll need to be proficient in
- [00:05:17.740]assessment literacy.
And there you have it.
- [00:05:22.480]Those are my top five boroughs resources
that graduate students can use to
- [00:05:25.510]improve their assessment
literacy. So just to recap,
- [00:05:28.300]let's run through those
five resources again.
- [00:05:30.700]The first one was our webinar
and conference section.
- [00:05:34.060]The second resource was our video library.
- [00:05:37.480]The third section was our guides
and digital resource section.
- [00:05:42.250]The fourth was a professional
standards codes and guidelines section,
- [00:05:46.510]and our fifth resource
was our glossary section.
- [00:05:51.730]After you've finished watching this video,
- [00:05:53.230]I highly recommend that you head on
over to buros.org to check out our
- [00:05:56.470]assessment literacy session. From there,
- [00:05:58.820]you can check out all of the resources
that I talked about in this video.
- [00:06:02.360]And if you find a resource that's really
helpful for you, give us some feedback.
- [00:06:05.570]We love knowing what works for you
and what doesn't work for you. Again,
- [00:06:09.230]assessment literacy can be
really difficult sometimes.
- [00:06:11.420]So at the Buros Center for Testing, we
want to make this as easy as possible.
- [00:06:14.960]I hope you enjoyed this video and
feel free to always reach out to us
- [00:06:17.510]if you have any questions
at all. Thank you.
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