[WLO: 2] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Over the last five weeks, your assignments have been preparing you for this Final Paper. As you compile this paper from your previous assignments, you will realize that what you have been doing is a reflection of backward design planning.
To prepare for this assignment,
- Review your instructor’s feedback on all assignments from Weeks 1 through 4. Read the summative comments within Waypoint as well as all other comments. Often times instructors will leave embedded comments directly in your paper. As you work through each component of this assignment, make any corrections or revisions recommended by your instructor.
- Review and use the Week 6 Assessment Design Final Paper Template Summative Assessment Template.
- Research for at least two scholarly sources (Links to an external site.) that will support your analysis within your paper.
Use the following outline as you structure and complete your Assessment Design Final Paper:
- Standard and Learning Objective
- List your selected pathway from Week 1, the standard, and learning objectives.
- Formative Assessment
- First, describe the importance of formative assessment. What is it? Why should formative assessments be part of every lesson plan? How should they be used? This is where you should include evidence from your readings to support your description.
- Second, based on your Week 2 assignment and any necessary revisions, explain the three different ways you plan to formatively assess learners based on the standard and learning objective you selected. Be sure that at least one of your formative assessments utilize technology. Describe how these formative assessments are aligned with your standard and learning objectives.
- Development of Summative Assessment
- In Week 3, you created a test blueprint that captures the different types of questions you will ask that are aligned to at least three different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Make any necessary revisions based on instructor’s feedback and then insert your test blueprint.
- Then, list your 10 questions that you developed in Week 3 making any necessary revisions based on your instructor’s feedback. Your 10 test questions must include the following:
- Each question should include the learning objective it is aligned to as well as the level of Bloom’s Taxonomy the question addresses.
- List the type of question it is (selected-response, constructed, or performance)
- You must include at least 6 selected response questions, 3 constructed questions and 1 performance-based question.
- Development of Rubric for Performance Assessment
- In Week 3, you developed a rubric for the performance-based assessment that you created for your summative assessment. Review the instructor’s feedback, make any necessary revisions and then include the rubric here.
- Analysis of Data and Interpretation
- In Week 4, review your instructor’s feedback based on how you analyzed your data. Make any necessary revisions and include the entire assignment except for the conclusion.
- In Chapter 11.1 of your text, Lefrançois (2014) discusses various grading systems. One such method to help learners become self-regulated is to engage them in self-assessments. You will perform your own self-assessment of your final project by completing the following:
- Access the rubric for your final project.
- Review the rubric and assess your level of proficiency for each criterion.
- List the criteria, the proficiency level you think you performed, and your rationale. Consider using a table to complete this task.
- After reviewing the rubric and self-assessing your work, was there anything that you changed in your assignment? If so, what was it and why?
- Then briefly discuss the benefits of having learners self-assess their own work. Provide evidence from your readings or outside sources to support your response.
Written Communication Instructions
Your Assessment Design Final Paper
- Must be eight to 10 double-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
For further assistance with the formatting and the title page, refer to APA Formatting for Word 2013 (Links to an external site.).