The same thing applies to the SAT essay. While your high school and college essays are probably read and graded by the teacher or teaching assistant, your SAT essays are read and scored by professionals who are trained to assess the essay in terms of exactly what the SAT is looking for in a good essay. Two scorers read each essay and if their scores diverge too much, a third reader scores it as well.
Good match for assessing mastery of elements of knowledge. Good match for tapping understanding of relationships among elements of knowledge. Not a good match—too time-consuming to cover everything.
Can be used if assessor asks questions, evaluates answers, and infers mastery—but a time-consuming option. Reasoning Proficiency Good match only for assessing understanding of some patterns of reasoning out of context.
Written descriptions of complex problem solutions can provide a window into reasoning proficiency. Assessor can watch students solve some problems and infer their reasoning proficiency.
Can be used if assessor asks student to "think aloud" or asks follow-up questions to probe reasoning. Skills Not a good match.
Can assess mastery of the knowledge the students need to perform the skill well, but cannot measure the skill itself. Assessor can observe and evaluate skills as they are being performed. Strong match when skill is oral communication proficiency; not a good match otherwise.
Ability to Create Products Not a good match. Can assess mastery of the knowledge students need to create quality products, but cannot assess the quality of products themselves.
Strong match only when the product is written. Not a good match when the product is not written. Can assess the attributes of the product itself.
Not a good match. Adapted from Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Chappuis,Portland, OR: Bias can also creep into assessments and erode accurate results.
Examples of bias include poorly printed test forms, noise distractions, vague directions, and cultural insensitivity. Teachers can minimize bias in a number of ways. For example, to ensure accuracy in selected-response assessment formats, they should keep wording simple and focused, aim for the lowest possible reading level, avoid providing clues or making the correct answer obvious, and highlight crucial words for instance, most, least, except, not.
Effective Communication of Results The assessor must plan to manage information from the assessment appropriately and report it in ways that will meet the needs of the intended users, keeping in mind the following: Are results communicated in time to inform the intended decisions?
Will the users of the results understand them and see the connection to learning?SAT readers/scorers are generally high school or college teachers with experience in reading and grading essays.
They’re thoroughly trained, have to pass tests to qualify as SAT readers, and once certified, are expected to absolutely conform to the scoring rubric—no personal opinions, no comments—just a number score from the rubric. ACT ACT stands for American College Testing.
The ACT is a Standardized Test that high school juniors and seniors take to prove competency in the areas of English, math, reading and science reasoning. The ACT Writing rubric is the next best thing to an essay answer key. Use it as a filter through which to view your essay.
Naturally, you don't have the time to become an expert at applying the rubric criteria to your essay to make sure you're in line with the ACT's grading principles and standards. Writing rubrics also give teachers an objective set of standards by which to evaluate essays and other forms of writing.
In fact, a rubric is ideal for grading writing, as it provides an authoritative measure to counterbalance the subjectivity inherent in evaluating writing. This course was created by Rebecca Epperly Wire. You can contact her through the Facebook community group with questions. You can say thank you to her with a gift.
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The rubric proposed for scoring the SAT essay is illustrated on page 3 and is quite similar to the rubric that has been used on the SAT II: Writing Test. Each essay will be scored by two readers who will score it on a scale of 1 to 6.
The rubric illustrates the characteristics of what an.