Collaborating with a Team to Design High Quality Assessment Items

Collaborating with a Team to Design High Quality Assessment Items


How many times have you been to a professional development session where you are collaborating with other teachers around anchor chart paper?

 

Students come to our classrooms with a variety of mathematical needs. How can we make sure we are meeting them where they are? Teachers in our professional development session will collaborate with other same grade teachers to dive deep around the evidence of learning and brainstorm how to align assessments to the achievement levels of the state test. One of the best ways for teachers to work together to design high quality assessment items is to use a reusable Wipebook Flipchart!

PrePlanning

Designing a high quality testing item requires some trial and error. By using Wipebook, teachers are able to work on their collaborative surface from the start. Teachers are able to brainstorm and put their ideas into action without the fear of making a permanent mistake. Wipebook provides teachers the opportunity to design testing items using a trial and error approach without the fear of not being able to make a mistake.

How many times have you been to a professional development session where you are collaborating with other teachers around anchor chart paper? What is done with those pages after the session? They are thrown away never to be seen again! This is wasteful and expensive.

Designing the Question

Using the Wipebook allows for teachers to step back and look at their designed testing questions a whole. Teachers can then edit and change their testing questions as they proceed through their discussions. The participants are able to rotate groups and easily see the work of the others before them. They can add to their thoughts of other groups on the Flipchart as they rotate. Once they have finalized a question, they are able to take a picture of it before erasing their Wipebook Flipchart Sheet using the Wipebook Scan App. Now all the work is converted into PDFs for future reference

Designing More Questions

As soon as the teachers have met their goal of a high quality testing time, they are ready to move to another group and begin again. The surfaces are wiped clean and expensive chart paper is not wasted!

Sharon Garner, Teacher, Station Camp Middle School, Sumner County Schools

 

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