LCE Assessment Instruments

The LCE assessment instruments are critical to the success of the curriculum, as they enable you to:

  • Establish present levels of student competency
  • Determine IEP (Individual Education Program) goals and objectives
  • Guide program planning and instructional content
  • Measure student progress toward instructional goals

LCE includes three types of field-tested assessment instruments - competency rating scale, knowledge battery, and performance battery.

LCE Competency Rating Scale

The LCE Competency Rating Scale (CRS) provides a valuable method for assessing each student's competency level through observation and interviews using a person who knows the student well, such as a teacher or parent. This informal and brief assessment process offers a relatively high degree of validity, and it may be used at all instructional levels.

LCE Knowledge Battery

The LCE Knowledge Battery is a criterion-referenced test designed as a pre- and post-assessment instrument to identify the students instructional needs.

The LCE Knowledge Battery consists of a 468-item multiple-choice test covering all LCE objectives within each sub-competency. And teachers may choose which sub-competency sections to test students' knowledge levels and instructional needs.

LCE Performance Battery

The LCE Performance Battery goes beyond ascertaining students' knowledge of the LCE competencies, and actually assesses students' ability to apply the LCE competencies in their lives. It consists of two alternate forms for each of the 20 competency units. Most items are performance-based and composed as open-ended questions, role-playing scenarios, card-sorting exercises and other hands-on activities.