Day 81: Why Prep an Assessment Debrief?

Today my AP Stats students had the final unit test of this semester.  It was on Sampling Distributions which can be fraught with conceptual as well as mechanical errors.  So how do I address them?  How do I remember them?  How do I learn from them?  How can I use them to inform my practice next year?

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One thing I do is an Assessment Debrief on a lined Post-It note.  As I grade and notice consistent errors or misconceptions, I’ll document right then what I’m thinking.  I used to think about these things, but forget the gist by the time I was handing back assessments.  This helps me organize to communicate better with my kiddos.

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But the even better thing is that I stick it on the key and when I begin planning for the chapter the next year, I have detailed notes of errors as well as the big conceptual misunderstanding.  Then I can plan ahead about how to draw out these misconceptions or process errors early in the chapter.  YAY!!

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