Chapter 1: For discussion… Working in your group, discuss how you think Tanner would respond to the question on the top of page 4? Please give reasons for your answer. How would your group respond to Tanner’s questions on the bottom of pages 6, 7 and 10? Chapter 2: For discussion… Do you agree or disagree with Tanner’s position on the bottom of page 19, For Further Discussion? Please explain. How would you respond to the questions posed by the author on the top of page 32, Speaking of Pre- assessment? How would you answer Tanner’s questions on page 40? Chapter 3: For discussion… How would your group respond to the questions posed on Page 62 under For Further Discussion? What answers would you give Tanner to the questions included in Speaking of Assessment on pages 63 and 65? A change of pace… Moving from your home group to your expert groups in validity, reliability, standard error of measurement and bias, create a 5 minute lesson that you can take back to your home group to enable them to learn about the concept. Please structure your lesson so that you have a specific objective and a way to assess the learning. Chapter 8: For discussion… How would you respond to Tanner’s questions on the top of pages 202, 204, and 206? How do these questions relate to page 9, Speaking of Assessment? How would you respond to the author’s questions on the bottom of page 217 and the middle of page 220? Chapters 9 & 10: For discussion… How would your group respond to the questions on pages 230 and 235, For Further Discussion? What would your response be for the questions on pages 253 and 262, For Further Discussion? Finally, what would your answer be to the question found in Speaking of Assessment on page 265? Presentations of Task 1: School District’s Testing Policies A change of pace… Video: Redesigning Assessment Why change? What is Curriculum Instruction Assessment (CIA)? What are some examples of CIA? What are some issues surrounding CIA? For next time Read Tanner: chapter 4 & 5 TASK # 2: Curriculum and Assessment You are the new principal of School #2, one of your goals is to make assessment an integral part of the total educational plan, (using your own school district as the model), examine and report on the following: To what extent do teachers in your school understand the aspects of high-stakes assessment? To what extent do teachers’ plans for instruction incorporate the curriculum standards they are responsible for teaching. Describe how this is accomplished? To what extend do teachers’ plans for student assessment measure the standards being taught? How do they do this? Based on what you have learned, describe the strengths and weaknesses of your system and for each weakness develop a plan for improvement.
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