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Using the Assessment Blueprint. November 5, 2010. What is it?. An assessment blueprint is a tool to guide the development of high-quality assessment linked directly to standards-based learning targets. Bridges the two questions: What should each student know and be able to do?

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what is it
What is it?
  • An assessment blueprint is a tool to guide the development of high-quality assessment linked directly to standards-based learning targets.

Bridges the two questions:

    • What should each student know and be able to do?
    • How will we know when each student has learned it?
why is it important
Why is it important?

High-quality assessments:

  • Align instruction and assessment
    • Questions/tasks are tied to learning targets
    • Students are assessed at the same level they receive instruction
  • Account for rigor and relevance
    • Depth of knowledge and applicability
how is it used
How is it used?

Use an assessment blueprint to:

  • Construct or critique an assessment
    • Ensure each learning target is taught and assessed
    • Identify the level of knowledge and application (quadrants)
    • Determine type of response to measure student learning (question/task)
    • Establish the specific details/information expected in the student response
world cultures russia unit
Instructors:

Paul Coffin, Pete Kelly, Scott Helms,

Jeff Martin, Pete Meinberg

World CulturesRussia Unit
learning targets

Example: World Cultures Russia Unit

Learning Targets
  • Label the geographic regions of Russia. (A)
  • Identify the goals and characteristics of Feudalism, Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism. (A)
  • Evaluate the economic, political and military systems between selected czars and leaders in Russian history. (C)
  • Analyze the causes, incidents, and effects of the Russian Revolution .(C)
  • Analyze the causes, incidents, and effects of the Cold War. (C)
  • Hypothesize a strategy where the ruling Communist government in the Soviet Union might have prevented the independence movement in the republics. (C)
  • Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of economic systems. (D)
common assessment test

Example: World Cultures Russia Unit

Common Assessment Test

Part I: Blank map physical regions/cities identification (10 pts)

Quadrant A

Part II: Multiple Choice (15 pts)

Quadrant A /C

Part III: Short Answer (2) (10 pts)

Quadrant C

Part IV: Essay Question (1) (15 pts)

Quadrant C/D

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Now…
  • What questions do you have?
  • Let’s give it a try!
learning targets column 1
Learning Targets (Column 1)
  • Avoid broad, nebulous terms:
    • Students will: learn, know, understand, become aware of, appreciate, think critically, write proficiently, demonstrate knowledge of
  • Examples:
    • Too vague: Demonstrate information literacy skills
    • Too specific: Use the Insert Citation feature in Microsoft Word
    • Just right: Generate a citation using an automated citation generator and evaluate for validity.
formative vs summative
Formative vs. Summative
  • Formative assessment is to improve
  • Formative assessment includes feedback
  • Formative assessment is FOR learning
  • Summative assessment is to prove
  • Summative assessment includes a score
  • Summative assessment is OF learning
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