One of our ongoing projects here in Florida is to meet the demand of our stakeholders for assessment items that are aligned to the Florida 7th grade Civics benchmarks. In pursuit of this, we have spent a great deal of time creating new items of varying complexity levels in order to fill holes in the Escambia and FJCC teacher item (free registration required) banks. Well, we finally have finished the first round of item development, and we have just posted 65 new items spread across the 35 assessed benchmarks.
Please note that while we would like the organization to look prettier, we wanted to at least get them up for you quickly. You will find just the item itself to use as an assessment tool:
As well as the rationales for correct and incorrect answers for further discussion between you and your students:
We will continue to develop new items and refine old ones. We hope you find these useful, and thank you to Dr. Terri Fine for the work she and her folks did in getting these items completed. To access the items, please visit our 7th grade resources page. Registration IS required, but all of our materials are always 100% free!
The 65 new items are spread across the benchmarks and are low, moderate and high complexity items. Not all benchmarks have new items, and some benchmarks may only have one new item, depending on what was needed between the main FJCC site and the Escambia Civics review site. The new item breakdown is below, with item cognitive complexity in parenthesis.
Reporting Category One
Reporting Category Two
2.2 (3 L, H)
2.5 (M, H)
3.7 (L, 2M)
Reporting Category Three
2.11 (L, H)
2.12 (2L, 2M)
4.2 (2M, H)
Reporting Category Four