Step 8. Create and/or Revise Components

This lesson covers one of a series of steps appropriate for districts or schools wanting to establish a system of common assessments. See the "Step 1. Where to Start on Your Road to Common Assessments" lesson if you wish to start at the beginning. Otherwise, keep reading. This lesson addresses the following:

Goal: Create and/or revise components

Details for Assessment Component Creation Session(s): Meet at [Location] on [Date] from [Start Time] to [End Time] on [Date(s)]

Participants: [This will likely include people other than your Assessment Team, though some Assessment Team members should be present]

Tasks:

  • Review resources
  • Other tasks will vary; for example, 1 grade/subject-specific team (of mainly teachers) might work on a pacing guide, whereas a grade/subject-specific team that already has a pacing guide might work on modifying, or creating a test, etc.

Review Resources

Review Resources

Distribute and review materials that will help team members craft their components. For example:

Tasks Will Vary

Tasks Will Vary

Remaining tasks will vary based on the team's action plan. Follow the appropriate Help lesson(s):

Before Your Next Meeting(s)

Before Your Next Meeting(s)

1. Plan to provide copies of the completed Action Plan Forms for everyone.

2. Plan to provide copies of the completed Assessment Recommendation Overview Form for everyone.

3. Plan to provide everyone with access (e.g., electronically) to all completed assessment components, such as all assessments intended for future use (whether they were purchased, previously in use, or newly revised or created), all pacing guides, and any assessment calendars already developed (explained more in next lesson).

4. Review the next lesson to see if there's anything else you'll want to prepare ahead of time.

Next Steps

Next Steps

Next you are ready to evaluate progress and communicate next steps. Refer to the next document/lesson in this manual for support.