The unit of study that I plan on assessing will be a United States History (11th grade) unit on the Civil War. Including the causes and consequences of the war. The students will have received information through a number of differentiated lessons ranging from observing and reporting back on a popular film (“Glory”) as well as interactive lessons using the Internet, field trips, and traditional lectures. The mode of assessment that I will be utilizing will be a multi-layered traditional assessment that will include multiple choice, short answer and essay questions. I will use either a thematic essay or a document based essay on the exam.
The ultimate goal will be to give students some grasp of the depth and significance of the events being discussed while preparing them for the U.S. Regents exam which will be of a similar type. Other variations of Assessment For Learning will be applied during the unit.