Ecosystem Pre-Assessment

Test scholars' knowledge of ecosystems with a 20-question pre-assessment. Assessment challenges learners to answer multiple choice questions, read diagrams, and complete charts.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Administer the assessment before and after an ecosystem unit to gauge proficiency 
  • Allow pupils to take the pre-assessment home to fix incorrect answers
  • Work with small groups on specific learning goals determined by their test performance 
Classroom Considerations

  • This assessment is the first of 17 items in an ecosystem-themed unit
  • Requires copies—four pages per child
  • Provide an appropriate testing environment for class members with special needs 
Pros

  • Test includes a variety of question types 
  • Provides an easy-to-read answer key equipped with italicized and highlighted text 
Cons

  • Lines for short answers appear close together—this may be a challenge for writers with large handwriting