Tuesday July 15, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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CKEC Training Center 
2331 Fortune Drive
Suite 110
Lexington,, KY 40509

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Brandi Carroll 
Central Kentucky Educational Cooperative 

Constructed Response Questions 7-15-14 

Speaker: Abell & Atherton Educational Consulting, Inc.

Target Audience:

Teachers grades 2-8, Special Education teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, curriculum resource teachers



What makes the constructed response question, a staple of the K-PREP, still such a mystery to Kentucky teachers?  This workshop will help teachers and administrators from all grade levels understand some basic tenets of the creation of both short and extended constructed response questions as well as the analysis of live student responses in order to guide instruction.  Helping teachers to view these higher order questions as an integral tool for classroom instruction and assessment, rather than an “add on,” will lead them to effective use of this assessment tool. 

This one-day training, presented by former KDE regional consultants, will show teachers how they can write their own questions that are

  • Embedded in a standards-based unit of study
  • Similar to those questions on the K-Prep
  • Founded in National Standards – content and performance standards
  • Based on higher-order thinking


Workshop participants will use new standards-based documents in order to create effective questions that will be immediately usable in their classrooms.  They will also be lead through the process of analyzing live student work for strengths, weaknesses, and instructional implications.  The group will have the opportunity to share strategies and suggestions as they build understanding of the basis of this essential assessment tool, the constructed response question. 


As a result of the workshop, teachers will receive

  • Graphic Organizers for writing good questions and for helping students answer questions at a high level
  • Tools created for analysis of student responses to constructed response questions
  • Time to share ideas with other schools and to network in a risk-free environment. 


If you need ADA accommodations, please email Brandi Carroll at brandi@cksec.org.

Please note that CKSEC accepts Purchase Orders and checks as forms of payment.
At CKSEC, we love kids and families! Unfortunately, due to liability issues and professional decorum, children and other family members or friends are not permitted to attend our trainings.

Please dress in layers as it can be difficult to adjust the temperature.

CKEC accepts purchase orders, checks, or money orders for payment. CKEC, for auditing purposes, can not accept cash. 

Attendance Policy: If you register to attend a session, but find you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration as early as possible. Space is limited and by canceling you will allow others to benefit from these highly qualified professional development opportunities. A fee could be assessed for no shows.

Districts will be notified of those who registered and did not attend or did not cancel prior to be session.