These assessments accompany this unit to help gauge student understanding of key unit content and skills.
The Content Assessment pushes students to synthesize unit content knowledge or unit essential questions in writing. The Content Assessment should be used as the primary assessment because it shows mastery of unit content knowledge and standards.
The Cold-Read Assessment tests students' ability to read a "cold" or unfamiliar passage and answer multiple choice questions. The Cold-Read Assessment can be given in addition to the Content Assessment as a pulse point to what students can read and analyze independently, a skill often required for standardized testing.
Each assessment should take approximately one class period. If giving both assessments, schedule two days for assessments.