Posted: September 20th, 2022



Initial Baseline Survey

Christina Falcone

Initial Baseline Survey

Answer the following questions with 100-200 words and describe your understanding as it is right

now, before reading anything in the course.

1. Explain your current understanding of effective assessment practices including the

difference between summative and formative assessment and including the concepts of

reliability, validity, and fairness.

2. Write about your belief in the worth of large-scale standardized tests and distinguish

between norm-referenced and criterion-referenced varieties. How would you compare

them with performance assessments (PBA or PBL) and formal observations?

4. Explain your understanding of appropriate and inappropriate test preparation and on your

understanding of the practice of "teaching to the test," as well as ways to make it engaging

and reduce test anxiety.

5. In a few sentences, give your understanding of the Response to Intervention progress-

monitoring process and how it informs student tier placement.

6. Describe your beliefs in fair grading practices, including giving extra credit, allowing do-

overs, assigning zeros for cheating or work not handed in, and the concept of giving

examples, drafts, feedback, and student-friendly rubrics.

Baseline Survey Grading Rubric 

Thoroughness and Quality

3 pts


All questions are answered and supported with evidence from experience or other courses/resources.

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeTimeliness

1 pts


The assignment is posted before the end of the session.

Total Points: 4

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