This example includes a unit plan, end-of-unit assessment, and an excerpt from the grade book.
Lesson Plan and Related Student Materials
Overall rating: Four novice strands and one BP strand equal an overall Novice rating.
Demonstrates attempt to create or obtain standards-aligned diagnostic, formative, OR summative assessments (with tracking and grading systems) to determine where students are against big goals
Accurately explains the criteria to consider when creating or obtaining diagnostics and assessments, as well as how they are used to determine student progress toward big goals
Creates or obtains diagnostics that assess students' readiness, as well as formative (including lesson assessments) and summative assessments that measure each learning goal taught. Assessments contain no questions unrelated to the learning goals taught.
Creates or obtains diagnostics that assess the extent of readiness of most students, as well as formative assessments (including lesson assessments) that, when appropriate, scaffold questions to discern extent of mastery of each learning goal taught and summative assessments that measure mastery of each learning goal taught. Assessments do not contain any items unrelated to the learning goals taught.
Uses items (e.g., questions, rubric rows) aligned to the objectives being tested
Uses multiple items aligned to the same objective, in summative and, if appropriate, formative assessments (while also balancing the need for efficiency)
Ensures assessment reveals true mastery of the intended objectives
Ensures each item reveals true mastery (while balancing the need for efficiency)
Grading systems provide an accurate picture of student performance against goals to guide future planning, and the teacher can accurately articulate a vision of student mastery
Grading systems efficiently provide a detailed, increasingly reliable picture of student performance against goals to guide future planning, and the teacher can accurately articulate what explicit degrees of student mastery look like on items.
Creates or obtains tracking system that records student performance on assessments
Creates or obtains tracking system that calculates and reports individual and class progress toward big goals
Rating: NStrand 1: The alignment of assessments with learning goals, and the degree to which assessments are scaffolded
Rating: NStrand 2: The reliability of assessments, as indicated by the number and variation of assessment items aligned to the objectives being tested
Rating: NStrand 3: The degree to which (and efficiency with which) assessments test students' genuine mastery of the objective
Rating: NStrand 4: The quality, reliability and efficiency of the grading systems.
Rating: BP Strand 5: The specificity of information provided by the tracking system.