The scope of your assignment analysis and the parameters around which you want to report the data will be the driving factors in determining which contextual features of the assignment you want to capture. While these are not content elements of the framework, the information collected in this section will shape what comparisons you are able to make across multiple assignments. Basic information, such as the course or subject, grade, etc., should be captured. For purposes of a blind analysis, you may also consider giving each assignment a unique identification number in place of the teacher’s name.
- Will the collected assignments cover multiple courses, teachers, or grade levels?
- Is it important for individual teachers to remain anonymous?
Questions for Analysis
|What is the assignment identification number?||
|Which subject area or course does this assignment come from?|
|What is the grade level of this assignment?
Does this assignment come from an honors course?
|Is the assignment an exam or quiz?||
|Which best describes the length of the assignment?||
|Is the task part of a long-term, ongoing project that is completed over the duration of multiple weeks (e.g., students peer review a draft of writing)?||