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Release of the ECS Assessments -- Cumulative (Units 1-4) assessments available now!

Our partners from the Principled Assessment of Computational Thinking (PACT) team at SRI Education are pleased to announce the phased release of assessments and scoring rubrics for Units 1-4 of the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) curriculum, as well as a cumulative assessment and scoring rubric covering ECS units 1-4. The release will follow the schedule below:

  • Unit 1: October 1, 2015
  • Unit 2: November 1, 2015
  • Unit 3: January 8, 2016
  • Unit 4: February 12, 2016
  • Cumulative (Units 1-4): March 25, 2016

To access the assessments and scoring rubrics, you must be a member of CS for All Teachers and its ECS Open Group. Visit the group by clicking on the hyperlink and then "subscribe" to join. Look for the first resource, entitled "ECS Assessments - Download." If you do not first join the ECS Open Group, you will receive an "access denied" message.

Please contact the PACT team, if you have any questions.

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Submitted by John Jordan on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:22

Good Morning,  I have registered for the ECS group.  I have attended the ECS training at Marquette University the past two summers but when I tried to access the assessments I am told I am not a member.

I am confused.  I would appreciate any help.

John Jordan

Computer Science Teacher at Stevens Point Area Senior High

Stevens Point, WI 54481

email: jjordan@pointschools.net

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Submitted by Melissa Rasberry on Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:50

Thanks for your interest, John!

As noted in the blog above, you must be a member of the ECS Open Group in order to view the assessments. I added you to that group so you should now have access.

For others who are interested, please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to the ECS Open Group.
  • Click on Subscribe to group.
  • There is a short turnaround time for approval by a staff member (i.e., this process is not automated). Once you've been added, you may view the assessments.

Please do not hesitate to be in touch, if you have any other questions. Thanks again!

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Submitted by Ann Winterhalder on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 09:44

Although I have a login and am part of cs community I am unable to access the assessment link above. It asks me to sign in and I do but it says access denied.

My account is listed under Ann Winterhalder

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Submitted by Ann Winterhalder on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 09:45

Although I have a login and am part of cs community I am unable to access the assessment link above. It asks me to sign in and I do but it says access denied.

My account is listed under Ann Winterhalder

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Submitted by Dave Etnire on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 18:27

I thumbed through the scoring rubric BEFORE I gave the assessment, but gave the assessment to my students anyway.  The wordiness of many of the responses makes scoring a challenge.  Retake?  Is there another assessment? It may take me two weeks to score and I am not sure if I will be accurate. Suggestions? Thank you.