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Re: Maze assessment: is it enough?
Fri Jun 12, 2015 17:35

A great topic.

My opinion on the matter is that I understand the purpose of the assessment and can see how it would be practical, but it does seem to be a bit of a risk. Suppose a student does guess correctly, that doesn't mean they understand what they are reading. Also, if the assessment is flawed, their is potential to create several stories that make sense even though only one is "right"

I like this idea and think it has a place in the classroom, but only if it is used correctly. Nice post!

  • Maze assessment: is it enough? - macdonaldke, Fri Jun 12 15:11
    A technique that interested me was the "maze" assessment in which a text has every 5th-7th word deleted and a student must fill in the blanks from a choice of three. The article I read that described ... more
    • Response to Maze Assessment - Mary Carsley, Sat Jun 13 14:36
      I agree completely! The fill in the blanks types of assessments seem rather two dimensional to me, too. It does not seem to allow much room for inference or a deeper understanding of the story...It... more
    • Re: Maze assessment: is it enough? - Sara Pappas, Fri Jun 12 18:23
      I agree in your point about it being more of a multiple choice-like test rather than actually understanding the text. I definitely think the students need to start somewhere other than explaining the ... more
      • ipad idea - macdonaldke, Sun Jun 14 06:30
        I really like your idea of highlighting sentences that represent the main ideas in the text! I think this is a great start to gauge reading comp!
    • Re: Maze assessment: is it enough? - hinesjd, Fri Jun 12 17:35
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