11th Grade Baseline Assessment :

11th Grade US History Baseline Assessment

Student facing assessment and associated materials

1 class period
Resources:
  • Baseline Assessment
    Materials for teachers to engage students in a historical investigation. The investigation both engages students in thinking about pre-colonial American history and provides teachers with an assessment of student literacy and historical thinking skills at the start of the school year.
    Resource:
    Baseline Assessment

    The baseline, or diagnostic, assessment is meant to engage students in historical thinking, reading, writing, reasoning, and investigation.  Students are asked to read two documents that account for Columbus’s explorations of the “New World”.  They are then asked to answer a series of analysis questions that engage them in thinking further about these documents.  Finally, students are asked to write a response to a prompt that asks them to think about the two documents together.  

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