|Below is a share copy of an end-of-year math assessment that|
reflects the CCSS standards listed on students' standards based report cards.
How will I create and give these assessments?
Today, we'll start with a Google Form Math Assessment that is based on all the CCSS report card standards. The assessment form is mainly multiple choice or short answer, however I'll give students a hard copy to to use as they work out more complex problems and operations. I'll collect the hard copy, and refer to it when students get problems wrong to understand the need.
Later in the week I'll use That Quiz to assess students' fact skill for each operation as well as enrichment facts such as algebraic equations and other number knowledge facts. I'll also take a look at their problem solving efforts and abilities.
With regard to ELA, I'll use students' winter narrative work, current endangered species project work, and some discrete skill tests.
When standardized scores come in a few months after the progress reports, I'll compare those scores with the home grown standards tests I'm giving now to make sure there's a correlation. If there's not a correlation, I'll look a bit more deeply.
Woven in and around the tests will be students' end-of-year study of endangered species PBL, plate tectonics, coding, river habitats, and the traditional attention to reading, writing, and math.
What do your end-of-year assessments look like? How do they inform your work completing progress reports and report cards? Do they match-up with standardized tests? And, how do you balance this testing with more comprehensive, engaging, hands-on, interdisciplinary learning. These are all questions that teachers consider at the end of the year and throughout the year.