These interactive assessments aim to measure students’ knowledge gain, attitude change, and behavioral shift after completing units within our Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum.
The assessments’ interactive questions are a mix of multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, and short answer. GRADES K-5: Each assessment has fifteen questions; three per lesson. GRADES 6-12: Each assessment has twenty questions; four per lesson.
Step 1: Teach all five lessons in a given unit (see the Scope & Sequence: www.commonsense.org/educators/scope-and-sequence).
Step 2: Send students individually to www.commonsense.org/educators/unit_assessments. Ask them to find their applicable grade band and then click on the aligned unit to launch the assessment. Grades 3 – 5 are best for the unit on Digital Passport.
Step 3: Instruct students to: • Read the directions on the welcome screen. • Enter their name (this name will appear on the end printable certificate). • Enter their teacher’s email in order to send assessment results (optional).
Step 4: Students should take these assessments independently. Feel free to read questions and answer choices as needed. If students SUBMIT an incorrect answer, they will be prompted with constructive feedback to TRY AGAIN. If they submit an incorrect answer a second time, they will be given an opportunity to see the correct answer by clicking SHOW ANSWER before proceeding on to the NEXT question. *Note: the final results only report a student’s first answers.
Step 5: At the end of each assessment, students receive a percentage score on a printable certificate. The percentage score is an aggregate number based on first answer attempts. Students then can VIEW RESULTS to see a table outlining their answers in comparison to the correct answers. The short answer responses are documented in these tables and are not counted as part of the overall percentage score.
They can also RETAKE ASSESSMENT (which clears their previous assessment score).