There are five Dropbox assignments in the course comprising three classroom assessments, a final project, and an item analysis. The classroom assessment is a series of three assignments that will build upon one another, culminating in your final project. Examples will be provided to show possible ways to construct your project
Classroom Assessment 1: Learning Objectives and Test Blueprint
This begins your Classroom Assessment Project. You will develop learning objectives for a test, focusing on a specific grade level, subject, and content area.
You must identify the grade, subject, and topic for their assessment project. You must create three objectives and a test blue print. It is worth 50 points and due in the Dropbox on Saturday during Week 3 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
Classroom Assessment 2: Test Items
Next you will develop objective and essay test items for the learning objectives you created in the previous assignment.
Students will use the feedback from the previous assignment to construct four test items for each objective; a true-false item, a matching item (with at least four items in each list), a multiple choice item (with at least four answer options) and a completion item.
You should include clear instructions and identify the correct answer. List the Bloom’s Taxonomy level that correlates to each question. Write one essay item that relates to one or more objectives. This is worth 80 points and due in the Dropbox on Saturday during week 4 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
Classroom Assessment 3: Performance-Based Assessment
Teachers often struggle to find ways to assess traditional classroom content using performance-based assessment. With this assignment you will face that challenge.
Create a performance-based assessment. This should align with a previous objective, or a new one can be used as long as it fits within the grade level and topic. Write in student-friendly language as if it were given to the student. Create a checklist, holistic rubric, or analytic rubric that aligns with the performance-based assessment instructions and objective. This is worth 50 points and due in the Dropbox on Saturday during Week 5 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
Classroom Assessment 4: Item Analysis
This is a time-consuming process, but one that is very important if you want to actually write good assessments. Again, with this assignment you will face that challenge.
Analyze test data and calculate difficulty and discrimination index for each question. Determine the effectiveness of the questions, identifying the problematic test items, and explain why they are problematic. Make recommendations on what the teacher can do to address learning deficiencies that were apparent from these results. This is worth 50 points and due in the Dropbox on Saturday during Week 6 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
Your final project will be the culmination of your previous Classroom Assessment assignments, including their revisions. It will include the grade level and subject, an updated blueprint reflecting the actual number of questions and their proper Bloom’s levels, eight selected-response questions with answers and Bloom’s levels, and objectives, one essay question with answer description, Bloom’s level, and objective and finally one performance-based assessment with rubric and Bloom’s level, and objective. This is worth 100 points and due in the Dropbox on Saturday during Week 7 at 11:59 p.m. CT.
The quiz consist of 10 multiple choice and fill in the blank type questions. It is an open-book and non-proctored quiz. It opens during Week 2 on Monday 12:01 a.m. CT and is due by Saturday by 11:59 p.m. CT of the same week and it has no time limit. You can make up all missed points by submitting corrections on missed questions to the Dropbox. Any applicable corrections are due by Saturday of Week 2 at 11:59 p.m. CT.