CASE Assessment Strategies
Student reflection is built into every CASE lesson and activity. Essential questions are identified for each lesson to guide student thinking throughout the course of instruction. Each activity, project, and problem feature conclusion questions to encourage students to reflect on the activity and to assist them in making the connections between the learning objectives of the activity and the concepts of the lesson. Essential questions and activity conclusion questions can also be used by the teacher as formative assessment measures.
Check for Understanding
Check for Understanding is a short quiz related to the concepts and performance objectives of each lesson. Teachers are provided this resource to use as a summative assessment for the lesson or formative evaluation tool as students progress through the unit. Answer keys are provided to the teacher for convenience and consistency of scoring.
Currently, CASE is working to upgrade the CASE student assessment system. CASE student assessments for Principles of Agricultural Science - Animal and Principles of Agricultural Science – Plant are not available at this time. For more information or to order the assessment, please see Assessment Ordering. The assessment for Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources is still in development.
Once CASE specialization and capstone courses have been developed and released for implementation, a recommended sequence of courses will be defined to constitute a Program of Study. National Assessment Exams will be created as a summative assessment for completers of a CASE Program of Study. Expect the development of this phase of the CASE program by 2015.