Literacy Vertical Teaming

Berkmar High Cluster

Constructed Responses/Short Answers

Two were presented: Going Green and RACE. Both are very familiar to the Schaffer Model that we teach currently or have taught previously. This refers to topic sentences, concrete details, explaining or commentary, and concluding sentence. RACE to be ACES.

Test Considerations

Constructed responses and performance tasks (essays)

How can we include more of these in their assessments?

How can we incorporate more nonfiction? Why are we phasing out fiction? What's the connection with the nonfiction?


- Need to make sure they are aligned within levels

- Have students contribute to the break down of them

- Make them student friendly (EQ to I can)