Go back to the Success Web site and review questions for content and clue words and record comments like before.
Identify any trends from the comments.
Does what you observe now compare to the trends you saw using the previous method?
Which Method Works Best? Risk of false negatives. Some standards can randomly be harder than others. Can give a false positive about the students’ actual knowledge. Con: Demonstrates students' familiarity with the subject. More likely to be based on content than question difficulty. Pro: Actual Performance Compare to State Average
Generally, students have a harder time responding to special keywords.
Think of examples and details for each “describe, explain and compare” question.
Often the difference between a score of 2 and 4 is the lack of details or support for each of these special keywords.
8 Most Often Used Keywords Produce a list of words, sentences, or comments. List Give reasons for. Explain Describe giving the details and explaining the pros and cons of the subject. Discuss Write a detailed account or verbal picture in a logical sequence or story form. Describe Give the formal meaning by distinguishing it from related terms. This is often a matter of giving a memorized definition. Define Give your judgment or reasoned opinion of something, illustrating its good and bad points. It is not necessary to attack it. Criticize Compare by showing differences. Contrast Show both the similarities and differences. Compare Action Required Clue Word