assessment

The module was bracketed by pre and post standards oriented assessments in the form of NAEP writing exams.    In a pre/post repeated measures model, the effect was F(1, 13)=14.3, p<.005
Day One:Students took the pre-test, Prompt A. I gave them 15 minutes to write their essay and these seemed like the right amount of time. Doing this didn’t seem unusual to my students because I have them practice writing from essay prompts every now and then.The opening reflection questions turned out really well. Students enjoyed sharing how they persuade people and I got some really...
I designed this module with Rebecca Itow as part of the Participatory Assessment Network, a project headed by Dan Hickey and his team of researchers in the Learning Sciences Program at Indiana University.  This module is designed around the following standards:  MCCSC Standards10.7.6  Analyze the occasion and the interests of the audience and choose effective verbal and nonverbal techniques (...
Disingenuous persuasive arguments drive me crazy. Persuasion for the sake of a grade as opposed to something that matters to one’s life and well being are two very different beasts. Making students understand that if they don’t have the tools to persuade, they will never have any kind of power, is a difficult sell. They don’t really hear it. Maybe it’s because they’ve never possessed power, so...