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Writing a Precalculus Assessment

Include questions in multiple representations (graphical, analytical, tabular, verbal)

Write questions that reflect learning targets and require conceptual understanding

Include multiple choice and short answer or free response questions

Determine scoring rubric before administering the assessment (see below)

Offer opportunities to practice with and without calculators throughout the year
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Questions to Include

Determine whether (xk) is a factor of a polynomial

Find and interpret the remainder when dividing a polynomial by (xk)

Find all solutions of a polynomial, including real and complex

Given one part of a conjugate pair, find the rest of the zeros

Given the zeros and the yintercept or a point of a polynomial, write the equation in standard form
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Grading Tips
Look for more than just correct answers. Give students feedback on their justifications, communication, and mathematical thinking. We recommend that you prepare a rubric for the free response and short answer items before you begin grading your quizzes or tests. Know what information is necessary for a complete and correct response and award points when a student presents that information. Many of the “Why did I get marked down?” questions are eliminated when you share the components that earn points.
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Reflections
Consider giving them a table with one zero for a polynomial with all real, rational zeros and a graph with one real root to find the rest of the nonreal zeros. This way, you’ll know if they can find the zeros algebraically by dividing. The highlevel task is a good example of a higherorder thinking question, but make the constant value “c” or “k” and have them find that. They’ll use the same skills from the highlevel task, but it will be less time intensive for the quiz.