Purposeful Assessment

Assessment with a Purpose Or Did They Get It?

Just the term "assessment" can bring a nervous twitch in the neck of both the teacher and the student.  It's no wonder since standardized test results have a high impact value in the educational arena. This narrow focus on what students know can sometimes mask the pure essence of assessment.  Educators must think of assessment as finding out what students know and if their students understood the information they were taught. More simply put would be for the teacher to say, "Did they get it?" Students need to think of assessment as an opportunity to show what they know. When these views of assessment are embraced, assessment will be a welcomed part of every daily lesson.

ASSESSMENT RESOURCES

Links on Differentiated Assessment Strategies

High School Mathematics Differentiated Assessment Resources

High School Language Arts Differentiated Assessment Resources

ENC Online: Assessment  http://www.enc.org/topics/assessment/
Teachers are concerned about the controversies surrounding state-mandated testing, but they also know that using appropriate classroom assessment strategies can have far-reaching implications for student learning.

NCLB - The Pros and Cons - Good resources for EDUC651, 652, 653

Varieties of Assessment Content Map and Resources

Test Mania: What Happened to Love of Learning - References

RUBRICS

Kathy Schrock's Assessment and Rubric Resources
http://school.discovery.com/schrockguide/assess.html
Probably the most comprehensive collection of rubrics and graphic organizers is compiled by Kathy Schrock.

Rubrics for Educators by Nancy Osborne
Elementary Rubric Notebook
http://www.rubrics4educators.com/

Rubrics for Teachers by Educators Network
http://www.rubrics4teachers.com/

RubiStar is a free tool to help teachers create quality rubrics.
http://rubistar.4teachers.org/

Teach-nology Rubric Generator - create online rubrics
http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/

ANALYSIS OF STUDENT LEARNING - Data Analysis
Description of Analysis of Learning Task
Sample First Grade Analysis of Learning Report
Rubric for Assessing Analysis of Student Learning

PERFORMANCE TASKS

RAFT (Role, Audience, Format, Topic) - Performance Tasks
Basics of RAFT - http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/strats/raft/
Resources on RAFT assignments - http://daretodifferentiate.wikispaces.com/R.A.F.T.+Assignments

WEBQUESTS
General webquest information - http://webquest.org/
Webquest Maker - http://www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/web_quest/
Slide show on how to create a webquest - http://www.slideshare.net/yvette21/creating-a-web-quest
Webquest template - http://webquest.sdsu.edu/templates/lesson-template1.htm

GRASPS Model from Understanding by Design
Sample from Dr. Carr - First Grade Plant Experiment
GRASPS Projects from EMAT621 Fall 2007 & Spring 2008
and EDUC651, 652 & 653 - Spring 2008

Presentation on Performance Tasks and Rubrics for EMAT621

KINDERGARTEN

Address - Kindergarten
Animals 1 - Kindergarten
Animals 2 - Kindergarten
Animals 3 - Kindergarten
Calendar 1 - Kindergarten
Calendar 2 - Kindergarten
Calendar 3 - Kindergarten
Citizenship - Kindergarten
Community Helpers 1 - Kindergarten
Community Helpers 2 - Kindergarten
Community Helpers 3 - Kindergarten
Community Helpers 4 - Kindergarten
Community Helpers 5 - Kindergarten
Community Helpers 6 - Kindergarten
Community Helpers 7 - Kindergarten
Comparing - Kindergarten
Farm Animals - Kindergarten
Five Senses - Kindergarten
Holidays 1 - Kindergarten
Holidays 2 - Kindergarten
Life Cycles - Kindergarten
Living & Nonliving - Kindergarten
Maps - Kindergarten
Money 1 - Kindergarten
Money 2 - Kindergarten
Money 3 - Kindergarten
Motion - Kindergarten
Night & Day - Kindergarten
Predictable Patterns - Kindergarten
Seasons 1 - Kindergarten
Seasons 2 - Kindergarten
Time 1 - Kindergarten
Time 2 - Kindergarten
Time 3 - Kindergarten
U.S. Symbols 1 - Kindergarten
U.S. Symbols 2 - Kindergarten
U.S. Symbols 3 - Kindergarten
U.S. Symbols 4 - Kindergarten
U.S. Symbols 5 - Kindergarten
U.S. Symbols 6 - Kindergarten


FIRST GRADE

Author Study - First Grade
Continents & Oceans - First Grade
Counting - First Grade
Geography - First Grade
Geometry - First Grade
Lewis & Clark - First Grade
Life of Benjamin Franklin - First Grade
Magnets 1- First Grade
Magnets 2 - First Grade
Money 1 - First Grade
Money 2 - First Grade
Money 3 - First Grade
Money 4 - First Grade
Money 5 - First Grade
Money 6 - First Grade
Money 7 - First Grade - Spec.Ed
Plants - First Grade
Reading Comprehension Main Idea - First Grade
Tall Tales - First Grade
Time Measurement 1 - First Grade
Time Measurement 2 - First Grade
Time Measurement 3 - First Grade
Weather 1 - First Grade
Weather 2 - First Grade
Weather Changes - First Grade
Whole Numbers - First Grade


SECOND GRADE

Consumers & Producers - Second Grade
Economics - Second Grade
Environment - Second Grade
Fractions 1- Second Grade
Fractions 2 - Second Grade
Fractions 3 - Second Grade
Georgia Regions - Second Grade
Government 1 - Second Grade
Government 2 - Second Grade
Government 3 - Second Grade
Government Elections - Second Grade
Graphing - Second Grade
Graphing Story Data - Second Grade
Heat - Second Grade
Japan - Second Grade
Life Cycles 1 - Second Grade
Life Cycles 2 - Second Grade
Life Cycles 3 - Second Grade
Math Graphing - Second Grade
Matter 1 - Second Grade
Matter 2 - Second Grade
Money - Second Grade
Moon Phases - Second Grade
Multiplication - Second Grade
Patterns in Sky - Second Grade
Persuasive Writing - Second Grade
Plane & Solid Figures - Second Grade
Plane & Solid Figures - Second Grade
State & National Government - Second Grade
Sun & Moon - Second Grade


THIRD GRADE

Addition - Third Grade
Civil Rights - Third Grade
Decoding & Comprehension - Third Grade
Environment - Third Grade
Fossils 1 - Third Grade
Fossils 2 - Third Grade
Fractions - Third Grade
Georgia Habitats - Third Grade
Government 1 - Third Grade
Government 2 - Third Grade
Habitats 1- Third Grade
Habitats 2- Third Grade
Heat - Third Grade
Historical Americans - Third Grade
Historical Figures - Third Grade
Insulators & Conductors - Third Grade
Measurement - Third Grade
Money - Third Grade
Multiplication - Third Grade
My State, Georgia - Third Grade
Ordered Pairs - Third Grade
Pollution 1 - Third Grade
Pollution 2 - Third Grade
Pollution 3 - Third Grade
Recycling - Third Grade
Regions - Third Grade
Roosevelt 1 - Third Grade
Roosevelt 2 - Third Grade
Rocks 1 - Third Grade
Rocks 2 - Third Grade


FOURTH GRADE

Ecosystems 1 - Fourth Grade
Ecosystems 2 - Fourth Grade
Ecosystems 3 - Fourth Grade
Government - Fourth Grade
Lewis & Clark - Fourth Grade
Oregon Trail - Fourth Grade
Persuasive Writing - Fourth Grade
Regions - Fourth Grade
Short Stories - Fourth Grade
Social Movements - Fourth Grade
Solar System - Fourth Grade
Sound - Fourth Grade
Weather - Fourth Grade


FIFTH GRADE

Civil Rights - Fifth Grade
Classification - Fifth Grade
Complex Fluids - Fifth Grade
Constructive Destructive Forces 1 - Fifth Grade
Constructive Destructive Forces 2 - Fifth Grade
Decimals - Fifth Grade
Electricity - Fifth Grade
Forces - Fifth Grade
Fractions - Fifth Grade
Fractions 2 - Fifth Grade
Graphing - Fifth Grade
Heredity - Fifth Grade
Measurement - Fifth
Mixtures & Solutions - Fifth Grade
Reading Comprehension - Fifth Grade
Writing - Fifth Grade


SEVENTH GRADE

Poetry - Seventh Grade
Research - Seventh Grade

EIGHTH GRADE

Linear Functions - Eighth Grade
Literature Circles - Eighth Grade


NINTH GRADE

Physics - Kinematics - Ninth Grade


TENTH GRADE

English II Romeo & Juliet - Tenth Grade