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BRAND NEW for 2016!
This is a comprehensive assessment set that covers ALL of the Common Core objectives for 6th grade math. Each 30 question multiple-choice test requires work be shown as evidence of comprehension. Space is provided next to each question and the Common Core strands being assessed are clearly identified above the questions.
I have been constantly reworking and tweaking this assessment for the past several years and have piloted it with hundreds of actual sixth grade students. The result of this work is an assessment that is unmatched in quality, accuracy and ability to provide feedback.
What’s in this SLO edition?
Student learning objectives (SLOs) are being more commonly used as part of teachers’ evaluations, so it is important to have a way of accurately tracking student performance. It is even more important for the teacher to have a tool that allows for easy identification of comprehension concerns while allowing ample time to address those concerns. This set of assessments can do precisely that! I personally use this assessment set and include it in the SLO component of my own teacher evaluation.
To demonstrate growth throughout the school year the document is broken up into 3 different attempts of the same questions. Ideally, the first attempt is given at the beginning of the year to establish a performance baseline for each student. Then in the middle of the year the second attempt is used to identify the amount of growth towards mastery. The third attempt works great as a math final to assess where each student is on a continuum, from beginning to advanced, for each objective. The specialized rubric I created for this edition makes it very easy to track and monitor progress, identifying specific areas of strength and weakness for each objective. The yearly progress meter at the end shows an overall snapshot of the progress obtained. These rubrics are very user intuitive to use and especially easy to read for students, making them powerful feedback tools.
Note: Given the importance of maintaining accuracy in the assessment attempt comparisons, it was important that the questions remain consistent. After years of piloting different approaches, I decided that keeping identical questions for each attempt was the only sure way to ensure consistency in results when measuring for comprehension. With such a long span of time between assessments and students not being able to review questions missed, there was no real concern in using the same questions. In fact, this eliminated another variable for potential inconsistencies in performance, making the data from all three attempts much more comparable.
Download this great year-long resource today! It will help you focus your instruction and help your students understand what they still need to learn.
NEW 2016 FEATURES: (See the preview document for details)
Multiple versions of the answer key for faster grading! Arranged by page number or numerically, multiple-choice answers are displayed for quick reference grading. Additionally an answer key with all of the required work is included.
Completely redesigned rubric grading system to minimize grading time and maximize feedback. Grading can be done without writing a single word, letter or number! Simply circle portions of the rubric to reveal evidence of mastery for each common core topic.
Each assessment attempt has it’s own grading rubric with easy to identify strengths and weaknesses. An overall yearly performance meter is also provided to easily compare all 3 attempts on one sheet! The rubrics are intuitive to use for teachers and easy to understand for students, providing crystal clear feedback.
Each assessment attempt is color coded for easy identification and slight variations in the multiple-choice responses is included.