ERIC Number: ED403291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Workers' Web. Grade 3 Social Studies, Language Usage. Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP): Resource Library. Public Release Task.
Maryland State Dept. of Education. Baltimore. Div. of Planning, Results and Information Management.
One component of the Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) is the state's performance-based assessments, criterion-referenced tests that require students to apply what they know and can do to solve problems and display other higher-order thinking skills. This document helps parents, teachers, students, and other citizens understand the tasks of the MSPAP by presenting information and materials related to the Social Studies Language Usage MSPAP task. Actual operational test materials are presented. The first is the "Student Response Book," which contains questions and other directions to students, with space for students to enter their responses. "Workers' Web" is the third-grade activity topic title presented. Each student chooses a community worker from a list, and then prepares a web that shows how the worker relates to other community workers. Students explain their webs in writing in the response book and orally to members of their group. The "Examiner's Manual" is included to demonstrate the directions the teacher gives the groups. Because of the complexity of the tasks, the State Department of Education distributes these selected task materials at the request of citizens only in conjunction with a brief guided presentation by an educator. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Community
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education. Baltimore. Div. of Planning, Results and Information Management.