ERIC Number: ED476496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Missouri Assessment Program, Spring 2002: Social Studies, Grade 8. Released Items [and] Scoring Guide.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.
This booklet contains sample items from the Missouri social studies test for eighth graders. The first sample is based on a speech delivered by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the mid-1880s, which proposed a new approach to raising girls. Students are directed to use their own knowledge and the speech excerpt to do three activities. The second sample asks students to read two excerpts from a book, "The Rain Forest," and to complete three activities. The scoring guide for the released items from the social studies assessment test for grade eight provides a stem for each of three answers, gives a description of a top score-point response, an example of a top score-point response, examples of other acceptable responses, and points for responses. (BT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Females, Grade 8, Middle Schools, Rainforests, Scoring Rubrics, Social Studies, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Tests
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Tel: 573-751-4212; Fax: 573-751-8613; Web site: http://www.dese.state.mo.us/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City.