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Assessment Blueprint Handout

Title of Assessment: ___________________ Timeframe of Assessment: _________ (dates) Approximate Length of Time to Administer Assessment: ___________ Type of Assessment: __________ Notes: The entire assessment (test/quiz/project/etc.) may assess a variety of GLCEs/HSCEs/CCSS or benchmarks based the information to be taught in a given period of time. (Or the expectation being taught may need to be broken down into measurable objectives). ! Item Check: ! Each item should be aligned to one content expectation or one objective only. ! Each item should meet as many quality filters as possible. ! For each content expectation there should be at least 3 items to easily gauge proficiency if Selected Response is the item type. ! The three items should range in levels of cognitive demand (Evaluation, Synthesis, Analysis, Application, Comprehension, and Knowledge) and vary based on verb(s) content expectation. ! Organization Check: ! Question difficulty should build throughout the test from lower cognitive demand to higher level thinking within a GLCE item grouping and across GLCEs. ! Each item should be independent of each other on test. ! Evenly distribute correct answers throughout the test (approximately) if the test is multiple choice. ! The assessment should have a consistent, clear format Font, Font Size, Bold/Italicize, etc. ! Procedure for Administering the Assessment: ! Clear Directions written on assessment ! Rules and Protocol have been thought through, established and communicated to appropriate stakeholders ! Testing Environment promotes success and consistency ! Clear process for: ! Consistent/concise steps for grading ( documented and communicated ahead of time) ! Gathering data from assessment (qualitative/quantitative and individual/group/class/grade/ district) ! Communicating data results and grades to students and parents.

Adapted from: Ofces of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Ohio Department of Education, September 2005

Item #

GLCE Benchmark Code


(with description if necessary)

Level of Cognitive Demand


(Evaluation, Synthesis, Analysis, Application, Comprehension, and Knowledge)

Answer (A,B,C,D)

Other Notes/ Comments

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Example Test Blueprint

Adapted from: Ofces of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Ohio Department of Education, September 2005