Smarter Test Scoring and Item Analysis

Smarter Test Scoring and Item Analysis
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Power Up Plus (PUP or PowerUP), version 5.25, scores multiple-choice tests for knowledge and judgment as well as for a traditional right count score. It produces a knowledge score (quantity), a judgment score (quality), and a test score. It creates student, teacher, and test maker views of the test. It shows what each student has mastered at all levels of test score. Two student-counseling matrixes provide the most complete and easiest to use formative assessment information that can be obtained from a multiple-choice test.

Negative, passive, lower-levels-of-thinking, pupils are transformed into positive, self-correcting, higher-levels-of-thinking, successful, high quality achievers as they voluntarily switch from guessing at answers to reporting what they actually know or can do (this takes about two experiences). The common core state standards (CCSS) movement champions higher-levels-of-thinking but continues to use traditional lower-levels-of-thinking multiple-choice to only rank students.

The long range goal of promoting Knowledge and Judgment Scoring (KJS) is to end the miss use of traditional right count scoring on standardized tests. Traditional multiple-choice is not consistent with the goals of the CCSS movement. The short term goal of promoting KJS is to prepare students to easily pass standardized tests by developing the sense of responsibility needed to master the needed learning skills and to switch from guessing to reporting what they know or can do.

For Windows Excel and Macintosh Office Excel.
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