Assessments

 

Using the “Class Profile,” select a grade level (1-8) for the class. Next, select English language arts or mathematics as the content area you will be working with for this assignment. Based on the grade and content area you selected, choose a Common Core strand, cluster, and set of standards. Using this information, you will create a comprehensive assessment plan.

In creating the assessment plan, include an introduction that provides a short summary of a unit of study to contextualize your assessments. Include:

Part I: Introduction and Summary

Learning targets/objectives that are aligned with your standards and consistent with the unit of study you have summarized.
Academic language for the unit of study, including key vocabulary, form, and function.
An informal, formative pre-assessment.
Part II: Table of Specifications

Provide a table of specifications using either the DOK model or Bloom’s Taxonomy model.

Part III: Summative Assessment

Consistent and aligned with the items below, create a summative assessment that consists of:

Directions for the student.
Three short answer response items that require the use of varied cognitive skills.
Fifteen multiple choice questions that require the use of varied cognitive skills.
One restricted response essay that requires extended or critical thinking.
Modified short answer response items and multiple choice items for a student on an IEP related to a learning disability.
Rationale as to how your summative assessment meets the continuous intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of each elementary student.
Part IV: Scoring Guide and Answer Key

Create the following to accompany your summative assessment:

An analytic scoring guide for the restricted response essay that describes the criteria and features to be scored.
An answer key that includes answers for the short answer responses, answers for the multiple choice questions with explanations for each option, and a sample answer for the extended response essay.
A separate answer key for the assessment items that were modified for the student on the IEP.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.