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My colleague and I are designing an assessment on our Ancient Egypt unit. You may recall they we have opted to use 3 designations of achievement: distinguished, proficient and not proficient. We are debating whether or not we need to provide opportunities to achieve "distinguished" for every section (fill-in, matching and essay) of the assessment. Should there be separate questions that would be considered an extension of learning and therefore "distinguished," or should every section have a built in opportunity for extending the response?

2011-10-22
Donna Duffy
 

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Doctor
says:

The best way to go is to score the test with a rubric (NOT points) that uses your three
levels of performance. That way it is about the overall achievement of each student on all
types of questions. To get a really accurate picture you should probably try to incorporate
at least one other type of assessment. Remember, as much as possible, we should collect
evidence of 'write, do and say' not just write.

 

 

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