Assessments

Bell Ringers and Exit Tickets

Letter Response
While not exactly a bellringer, this assessment will serve as a pre-assessment for the entire unit. After reading the launch letter students will individually to each of the claims and questions in it. This will then be collected by the instructor as a means of formative assessment.

Day 1 Exit Ticket
Students are asked to write two survey questions down on a piece of paper and hand it to the teacher as they leave. 

Day 2 Exit Ticket
Students will be given an exit ticket asking them to explain how their survey question and implementation avoids bias. 

Day 3 Bellringer and Exit Ticket
As students walk in they will pick up a bell ringer question asking about common misconceptions of mendelian genetics.
Student's will re-do the bellringer.

Day 4 Exit Ticket
This exit ticket will cover the concepts of complete and incomplete dominance.

Day 5 & 6 Bellringer
Students will complete a bellringer that is a simple 2x2 Punnett Square.

Day 6 Evaluation
Students will complete a sample 2x2 Punnet square to refresh from last week, and be introduced to finding the percentages in which alleles appear in the offspring, and calculating the proportions of phenotypes and genotypes in the offspring. This will be in the form of a worksheet.

Day 7 Bellringer
Bellringer activity where student complete a 4x4 Punnett square and calculate the percentages for genotype and phenotype.

Day 7 Meiosis activity
Students will complete a short worksheet filling in the steps of meiosis and fertilization with different colored circles, representing different alleles, to show the outcome of fertilization, and compare it to the results of a Punnett square.

Day 8 Evaluation
Students, in groups of two (the same partners they made the rough draft of Section I with), are given a different survey trait (possibly more than one depending on the size of the class) to analyze themselves. Students get the data from the main excel sheet and make a graph for that trait.

Day 9 Evaluation
Students work through an example use of the Chi^2 Test

Day 10 Bellringer
Bellringer activity where students answer questions on the use of the Chi^2 Test.

Day 13 Evaluation
Student presentation can be graded according to the rubric and returned to the student for feedback.

Presentation
Students may use powerpoint or poster board.
The entire class will split up into their groups at different stations. The oldest student in each group will present at the station while the youngest student in each group will wander and fill out a rubric for each presentation. They then switch.

Inquiry 2 Presentation 
Students may use powerpoint or poster board.
The entire class will split up into their groups at different stations. The oldest student in each group will present at the station while the youngest 2 students in each group will wander and fill out a rubric for each presentation. They rotate to give all members a chance to present.

Writeup
Formative assessment is done at the end of each week in the form of a rough draft writeup of that weeks work in LaTeX. The final artifact will be a combination of these.Everything below will be graded according to the Writeup Rubric. The students will also have access to a good and a bad example.

Section I
This rough draft covers the design of two different surveys, the findings of survey I, as well as Mendel and how to write things in LaTeX.
Due at the end of day 5.

Section II
This rough draft covers Punnett Squares and students first thoughts on how to analyze survey II.
Due at the end of Day 10.

Section III
This rough draft covers the final analysis of survey II and student presentations.
Due at the end of day 15.

Peer Review
Students work individually to review another groups report.
Due during the last week of the unit.

Final Writeup
Due at the end of day 20.