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Chapter 6
Written Response Assessment
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Things to remember
 1. know your learning targets
 2. Format should fit the target
 3. Students should have writing capacity
 4. Construct high quality exercises
 5. Remember the possibility of bias
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Knowledge and Essays
Not very efficient
2. Look for summaries
3. Look for specific facts
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Reasoning and Essays
 Know what reasoning you are looking or
 Analytical
 Evaluative
 Comparison
 Make sure essays questions are focused
 Make sure problems are new to the students
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Performance and Essays
 Use essays to see a complex knowledge set
 Have they mastered prerequisite knowledge
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Essays for Product Development
 Have them make the product
 Essay should show how students understand the product
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How To’s
Writing an essay question
 Know your standards
 Use your apps
 Know what you are assessing
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How To’s
Essay Question
 Specify what they should prepare
 Think of it as comprehensive evaluations
 Identify reasoning patterns
 Identify problem solving patterns
 Point students to appropriate responses
 Anchor papers (mr)
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Things to keep in mind
 1. Are you asking for brief responses?
 2. Are you asking for focused responses?
 3. Are the questions written at the lowest reading levels?
 4. Are your scoring criteria obvious?
 5. Does everyone have the same questions?
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How to Develop
Scoring
 1. Make sure students know what success looks like.
 2. Know what you are looking for
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Remember this:
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 1.You write to communicate CLEARLY!!!!
 Neat
 Complete
 Correct
 Proof
 Examples
 Compare/contrast
 Summarize
 Would another person know what you are writing about?
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