Tuesday, December 13, 2011

EOU Benchmark Testing Protocol

After feedback from teachers across the district and a conversation with the curriculum guide committee about the degree of text difficulty in the EOU Benchmarks we have prepared a small change in the protocol of administration.
The EOU Benchmarks are still in their infancy and we’ll most likely find small errors throughout the guides. In order to honor what you have already taught and any planning you might have done for future units we do not want to alter entire assessments. Please use the protocol when administering your assessments.

EOU Benchmark Testing Protocol:
  • Prior to the day of the assessment, teachers may read the text aloud or have students read the text to become familiar with the text. Teachers do not set a purpose for the reading, other than to become familiar with the passage.
  • Teachers administer the assessment with the text, allowing students to reread text on their own and use text to answer questions. Teachers may follow accommodations for students with IEPs or LAPs.
  • Teacher scores the assessment following the proficiency levels AND protocols, as listed on the assessment.

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