This protocol is designed to support reflection on instruction, what is working, and what needs to be modified. This protocol is best used in regular cycles so that new strategies can be implemented and tested for effectiveness.
Step 1: Select an Item Analysis Report
Choose an Item Analysis report for an assessment. If you have more than one year’s data, consider using the Item Analysis Comparison report to compare results across more than one year. Also consider this year’s results relative to larger cohorts.
Step 2: Questions
- Where was the class most successful? To what do you attribute that success?
- Which question type(s) caused the most difficulty for your students?
- Consider the questions themselves and some student work samples that you have. How do you see the evidence of your instruction in the student results?
- What implications does this have for your work in the next unit(s)?