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CAESL Assessment Framework: Quality Tools and Quality Use

As part of the assessment, the teacher wants to develop a scoring guide to provide formative feedback to students. A scoring guide is NOT a grading tool; its purpose is to guide teacher feedback to students and develop instruction based on the outcomes displayed in the student work.

To design this type of scoring guide, the teacher:

Step 1: Identify the Expected Student Responses

Step 1 consists of three parts. Select each part to read more details about it.

  1. Teacher answers the prompt.
  2. Teacher determines scoring rubric components (standards).
    The science content standard(s) and CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy should be included in the scoring guide to identify the skills needed to achieve the science and literacy learning goals of the formative writing assessment.
    Download the “Scoring Guide for Formative Feedback” template to see the components (standards) the teacher selected.
  3. Teacher predicts the descriptors and develops a scoring guide with expected student responses (ESRs) for each level of response.