Assessment Measures

PASST (Performance Assessments of Social Studies Thinking) Project

The PASST Project is a new approach to social studies assessment. Developed by teachers and leaders of social studies curriculum in the State of Michigan, each PASST item has been designed using a blended approach to assess both the knowledge and skills essential for student mastery of standards in social studies. The integration of Michigan's content expectations along with the C3 Framework and where appropriate, literacy standards from the CCSS assess comprehensive skill sets in social studies thinking.

Web Link to Resource: 

http://passtmoodle.wmisd.org

Organization: 
PASST Development Team
Contact: 
David Johnson or Rebecca Bush--Project Co-Directors
Contact email: 
david.johnson@wmisd.org
Assessment Resource Type: Levels: Subjects:

K-12 assessments from WA

Washington state developed assessments for social studies K-12. These resources give a general rubric and structure to be used to assess social studies skills and content. Teachers choose their own specific topics and formats, and the rubric provides uniformity in scoring structure.

Scroll down to the table and look at the models that are provided for each subject area and grade level.

Organization: 
Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Organization website: 
www.k12.wa.us
Contact: 
Carol Coe
Contact email: 
Carol.coe@k12.wa.us

Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of History Assessments

Beyond the Bubble features new kinds of history assessments that allow teachers to gauge whether students have mastered key historical thinking skills. These innovative assessments, called History Assessments of Thinking (HATs), prompt students to answer questions about historical sources and to justify their reasoning in two or three sentences.
Most HATs can be completed in ten minutes, some in less than five. HATs allow teachers to get a quick sense of what students do and don’t know. Teachers can use this information to adjust instruction to meet the needs of their students.

Web Link to Resource: 

beyondthebubble.stanford.edu

Organization: 
Stanford History Education Group
Organization website: 
sheg.stanford.edu
Contact: 
Sam Wineburg
Contact email: 
sheg@suse.stanford.edu

Location

485 Lasuen Mall Stanford Graduate School of Education
Stanford, CA 94305
United States
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