## U4 Exam Item Analysis.jpg - Section 1: The Unit 4 Exam

# Unit 4 Exam

Lesson 19 of 19

## Objective: SWBAT demonstrate mastery on the Unit 4 learning targets.

#### The Unit 4 Exam

*42 min*

Please check out my narrative video for an outline of my thinking and my process for creating and assessing today's exam. Here are some key points and practical matters:

**Creating the Exam:**I use the free features on Problem Attic to create an exam. At that site, you can peruse released exam items from dozens of state tests. There's also a paid Common Core version of the site, but I've yet to check it out. I choose approximately 60 - double the number of questions I need - problems that look like they're fair and applicable to the learning targets, then I revise the exam to balance the number of problems that will assess each SLT. I try to use a few problems that address multiple SLTs, and, because I'm not grading on % correct, I can throw a few devilishly hard problems, just to give kids exposure and see how they do.**Giving the Exam:**Nothing special here, and I'm sure you have your own exam procedures. Students arrive to class, I distribute the exam, and they go for it.**Grading the Exam:**As I describe in the video narrative, I grade the exam on each individual SLT. Here's an example of the item analysis.

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*Responding to James Dunseith*

Hello James, Thanks for your response. My email address is twebb@veritascollegeprep.org. I look forward to talking with you. Best, Tatiyana

| 11 months ago | Reply*Responding to Tatiyana Webb*

Hi Tatiyana! Thanks for the feedback. I would love to chat sometime about the tests I've prepared, and would be happy to walk you through it sometime. If you send me your email, I'll share more info! All best, James

| 11 months ago | Reply

Hello Mr. Dunseith,

I am a 8th Algebra 1 teacher and I have been adapting the material you have for this unit for my students. I love the activities you have and the thought you put into your narratives. It has really helped me to develop materials and get a better understanding of the concepts I will be teaching. I was wondering if you would be able to share your unit test for unit 8 with me. I would like to see what your end result is and how aligned it is to the lessons you teach. I know you mention using problem-attic to get some questions, however, when I browsed the website I wasn't able to directly find questions that match the standards outlined in this unit. It would be a great help to see what assessment you gave to students after this very well planned unit. If this is possible, I can give you my email address.

Thank you

Ms. Webb

| one year ago | Reply*expand comments*

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- UNIT 3: Solving Linear Equations
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- UNIT 5: Statistics
- UNIT 6: Mini Unit: Patterns, Programs, and Math Without Words
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- UNIT 10: Quadratic Functions
- UNIT 11: Functions and Modeling

- LESSON 1: How Will Your Salary Grow?
- LESSON 2: Sequences, Spreadsheets, and Graphs
- LESSON 3: Sequences Gallery Walk (Day 1 of 2)
- LESSON 4: Sequences Gallery Walk (Day 2 of 2)
- LESSON 5: Graphing Stories
- LESSON 6: More Graphing Stories
- LESSON 7: Parameters on Desmos
- LESSON 8: Functions: When One Representation Sheds Light on Another
- LESSON 9: Using Points to Determine the Shape of a Graph
- LESSON 10: Introduction to the Spending & Saving Project
- LESSON 11: Spending & Saving, and Function Notation
- LESSON 12: The Spending & Saving Project, Day 3
- LESSON 13: The Spending & Saving Project, Day 4
- LESSON 14: Earning Interest, Paying Interest
- LESSON 15: The Cost of Debt (Part 3 of the Spending & Saving Project)
- LESSON 16: Finishing Up the Spending & Saving Project, With Extensions
- LESSON 17: Tying a Bow on Unit 4 (Review Day 1 of 2)
- LESSON 18: Tying a Bow on Unit 4 (Review Day 2 of 2)
- LESSON 19: Unit 4 Exam