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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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Using the assessment blueprint

Using the Assessment Blueprint

November 5, 2010


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


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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