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Posted on October 15, 2014 2:13 am
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aLaWyJ
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Common District Assessment
A teacher discovers that questions on a common assessment written by district leaders apply to a graph that is not actually on the test. The teacher determines this after distributing the the test. The teacher wants to ensure the data provided by the assessment is accurate but does not know how to score the test in light of her recent discovery. What should she do?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 16, 2014 2:14 pm

VyQyte
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She should give the test as is. She should then give documentation to the district office so that they are aware of the problem on the test.
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Solution 2
Posted October 15, 2014 3:42 pm

Megan Good
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I feel that if there is enough information for students to answer without using a graph, it should be scored as planned. However, if there is not enough information present to answer the following question because a graph was not provided, then a feel that the question should be omitted. I would then contact the district leaders and inform them of this mistake. This type of mistake should not be made. I know everyone makes mistakes and every teacher is not perfect. However, for a district common assessment to be distributed without all information given on test, means that the test more than likely wasn't looked over enough prior to the assessment.
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Solution 3
Posted October 17, 2014 7:33 pm

Vypysy
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If the graph prevents the students from correctly answering the question then it should not be scored in the classroom. However, if it is a county level common assessment or benchmark it should not be messed with. It would be a good idea to contact someone in your county's curriculum department and bring the issue to their attention.
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Solution 4
Posted October 19, 2014 10:57 pm

eHatuv
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The teacher should give the assessment as is and then provide feedback to the appropriate individual at the county office about the issue with the assessment. Also would be a good idea to check with others in the district about the issue found on the common assessment.
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