Use Think Aloud Assessment Items
think aloud assessment items
6.2 Support planning and strategy development
Assessment Example

Unscored "thinkaloud"/"think about it" assessment items are embedded in a context or short narrative to support strategy development, such as "What should you do next?" or "How would you find this answer?" to break long-term assessment learning goals into short-term objectives. For example, an item about the utility and purpose of food webs can orient a student to later items assessing students' interpretation of a food web.

Non-example

Penalize a student's score for their answer on "thinkaloud," reflection-type answers. Assessment item(s) designed to support self-reflection but do not center the learner in the reflection, such as "What was this test about?"

Accessibility

Consider how students with visual impairments or communication support needs can respond to a wonder question.

Areas of Interest
Assessment Design
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UDL Guidelines
Executive Functions
Learner Focus
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