ERIC Number: EJ1136687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Hybrid Assessments to Develop Civic Competency in History
Maddox, Lamont E.; Saye, John W.
Social Studies, v108 n2 p55-71 2017
This article addresses the problem of how to best design authentic writing assessments in history that support learners in demonstrating the types of higher order thinking skills needed for effective citizenship. Recent research has primarily focused on curriculum interventions intended to build disciplinary literacies through various types of document-based essay tasks. The authors argue for increased use of "hybrid" tasks that not only emphasize historical thinking, but also require ethical reasoning and decision-making as students consider enduring societal issues connected to the history curriculum. They offer recommendations for creating this type of task based on an in-depth analysis of an assessment implemented with tenth grade history students.
Descriptors: Blended Learning, History Instruction, Writing Tests, Competency Based Education, Thinking Skills, Citizenship, Intervention, Task Analysis, Performance Based Assessment, Teaching Methods, Grade 10
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama
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