Match the statement at the top with the appropriate method from the list at the bottom. (Some methods may apply to more than one item)
1. I want to figure out how to improve my teaching in my classroom.
2. I want to figure out how to revise my classroom curriculum.
3. I want to figure out how to place students in different levels of instruction.
4. I want to assess students’ “habits of mind” (such as evaluating evidence or making connections).
5. I want to assess the basic skills of literacy or numeracy.
6. I want to assess what content knowledge students have in a specific area.
7. I want to figure out how to improve our school’s program or set new school-wide goals.
8. I want to check whether all students have the opportunity to learn at challenging levels.
A. I analyze scores of my students on a standardized test that ranks students on a curve in companison to all other students in the state or nation who took the same test (a “norm-referenced” test).
B. I analyze scores of my students on a standardized test that measures whether a student has reached a particular level (such as “basic” or “proficient”) in relation to a particular set of state or national standards (a “standards-referenced” test).
C. I ask my students to show me that they can “do” the subject I have taught, by using the knowledge and skill in carrying out a complex task to the standards set in my classroom or school.
D. I develop and give my students a written test or quiz (multiple- choice, short-answer, or essay) that draws on the specific knowledge and skills I have been teaching.
E. I solicit my students’ thoughts through an interview, survey, or written reflection.
F. I analyze student work using rubrics that describe performance at various levels.
G. I observe students at work on a project.