Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Do You Get the Question?

This week, we are focusing on questions. Students are not even getting to see the passage that a question goes with, but they are expected to begin their answer. Sound impossible? Well, it is difficult but our students are proving they can do it.

Last week, Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. Caudill and I scored the practice run of the Ohio Achievement Test that students took on March 18. Students did well, especially on the multiple choice questions. As we scored the tests, the amount of effort students put forth, clearly showed.

One area that I noticed as an overall weakness, was in setting up short answer and extended response answers in a way that would make 2 or 4 points easy to attain. With this in mind, our instruction for the next two weeks, will focus on using the question to set up the best answer possible. This will help students as they take the Achievement Test, and even more important, as they move up through jr. and sr. high school.

Each day, students receive a paper with one or two questions. They must set up their answer, without being able to use the selection as a resource. Below is a typical question, and the beginning of an answer by Trevor S.


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Trevor I think you did a great

Collin said...

Nice job Trevor.

Anonymous said...

Dear everybody who posted,

Thanks for the complements about the paper
that made to the Blog.



Trevor s.

trevor s. said...

Sorry for the mistakes


Trevor s.

dimitri said...

that looks nice Trevor.

katie w said...

Setting up the paper like that makes it a whole lot easier to answer any extended responce question.

Shayna T. said...

i think that they way we are learning to set the paper up in class makes it a lot easier to answer the extended responce question.

kyle f said...

I think that setting up papers like this is the easiest way of doing it. I think this because if you set your paper up like this, it makes it easier for the grader to grade your paper. Also it makes me understand these questions more clearly.

kyle f said...

Good job Trevor.