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					Developing a Common
     Assessment
   Lenae Kosakowski
   Charlene Cathcart
       Faye Neil

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                  Meeting
• With Superintendent, Curriculum Directors,
  Principal, Assistant Principals, and Department
  Chairs




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      Overview of the meeting
• Standard Coverage Analysis
• Example of Standard Coverage Analysis
• Benchmark Exam Review




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            We have an EOC
• First time in about 7 or 8 years.
• GBE-Several of the Biology teachers had
  increasing student achievement as measured
  by the EOC results.
• Sample GBE




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Student Achievement




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Our Mission




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Develop a Bench Mark Assessment




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                 Guidelines
• Each teacher submitted 5 questions
• We tweaked, added and deleted questions.
  – Some questions were nonessential questions
  – Some were the same questions.




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                    Next
• We picked a date.
• Each teacher administered the test to her
  students.
• We analyzed the student’s data.

• Summary Benchmark Analysis
• Example of Benchmark Analysis

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                 As a Group
• We analyzed the data collectively.
  – We went through each question and noticed that
    we had a high number of students missing the
    same questions.
  – This led to discussion about the questions and
    how we individually teach that concept.




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             Sample Question
• Which principle of cell theory best supports the
  idea that new cells will replace damaged cells in
  a scraped knee?
• a. All living things are composed of one or more
  cells.
• b. Cells are the basic units of structure and
  function in living things.
• c. All presently existing cells arise from
  previously existing cells.
• d. The nucleus of cells in animals reproduces
  when exposed to air.
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               In the spring
• We used this feedback to tweak the test again.
• We took out some of the questions with the
  high percentages and administered the test
  again.




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               Suggestions
• Use the common assessment as a Pre- Post
  Test.
• Pick another standard and develop a bench
  mark assessment.




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                    Time
• A significant amount of time
• October till December




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                  What else?

•   Common pacing guide
•   Detailed pacing guide
•   Common syllabi
•   Lesson plan template
•   Copy of standards for students



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                   Questions
• What Benefits do you see in creating a bench
  mark test?
• High school content area teachers
  – How far did you get in this process?
• What issues would prevent you from doing
  this process?
• Are you using a common pacing guide?
  – How did you develop it?

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          Questions continued
• If you had to pick a unit, what would you do?




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               Future Plans
• Create a bench mark for each unit.




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