I have been using DBQs as formative assessments for the last five years. I was inspired by Chip Brady and the DBQ Project. I always start with his materials, but by the end of the year my students create their own DBQ.
One way to improve people&apos;s ability to discriminate between poor and great performances on a particular task domain is to teach them discrimination skills. A 2nd Dunning Kruger experiment using mini-lectures to reteach concepts in logic resulted in poor performers, providing much more accurate self-ratings, judging their performance more harshly, and lowering confidence in their own reasoning.
This demonstrates that high school students are capable of using higher order thinking skills and providing each other with cogent and meaningful feedback.
The first of the original Dunning Kruger experiments featured undergraduate students who were asked to rate their performance. Then they predicted their raw score for the test just taken. The skills needed to produce logically sound arguments are the same skills that are necessary to recognize when a logically sound argument has been made. If people lack the skills to produce correct answers, they are also cursed with an inability to know when their answers, or anyone else&apos;s, are right or wrong. They cannot recognize their responses as mistaken, or other people&apos;s responses as superior to their own.
Ccss 2015 petri
Using Technology to Provide
Peer Feedback on Historical Writing
California Council for the Social Studies 54th
March 6, 2015 Dr. Scott M. Petri
2. Peer Review
(with & without tech)
3. Pairing robo-
graders with peer
You should leave this presentation determined to double the
amount of writing you normally assign in your class.
Previously Analyzed Measures
1. Word Count/Length
4. Argumentative Strategies
5. Document Use
6. Total Number of Citations
7. Number of Unique Documents
8. Highest Level of Document Use
P2 – Napoleon Essay
(N=31) 6 missing assignments
Eugenics was also known as the science of good breeding. During the early 1900s through the 1930’s,
eugenics was a well-respected and popular movement. After Hitler used eugenics to justify the killing of
Jews, gays, and people with disabilities, the eugenics movement declined in popularity. Despite this, the
eugenics movement should be viewed as positive because it ______________, ________________, and
uses good breeding techniques to make
Student Comments on their Peers’ Writing
I gave him this grade because he
didn’t really have everything for
the thesis. He didn’t really write
the three reasons why this is his
Every single one of his
paragraphs supports his
three legs from his thesis
statement. He provides
strong facts and supporting
She gives a thesis and explains it in each separate
paragraph, and you can clearly see when she talks
about a new paragraph.
Mayfield argues that automated essay
scorers belong in the students hands
because they “change the locus of
control, making essay revision a choice
led by a student at his or her own
pace, instead of a punitive
requirement from a teacher.”
This change has two benefits:
(1) the negativity associated with
assessment is under the student’s control.
The student knows where they stand, so
they seek to collaborate with the teacher
to improve. The teacher and student now
have the same goal.
(2) automated revision histories enable
students to “show their work” effortlessly.
This gives teachers a better picture of