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Assessment Development for Science and Social Studies

Client: Kids Discover

Our client prefers not to share visual examples of the project.

Proposition

  • Create approximately 800 assessment questions for digital-only articles that include true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and discussion
  • Write answer reasoning for short answer and true/false questions and plausible distractors for multiple-choice questions
  • Input all assessment questions onto a client-provided template for upload into client’s platform
  • Focus on assessment creation that aligns with the Lexile level of the article

Schedule

  • 3 weeks

Team

  • 1 executive editor, 5 writers, 5 content editors, 1 copy editor

Impact and Awards

  • Consistently ahead of schedule with each delivery
  • Developed manuscript template that allowed for ease of content review, copy edit, and input onto client-provided template
  • Repeat client that has worked with CSA for many years

Major Revision for Science and Social Studies

Client: Glynlyon

Our client prefers not to share visual examples of the project.

Proposition

  • Align and provide correlations report for course materials in science and social studies G1–G2 to NGSS and C3 before and after revisions
  • Develop revisions to 8 teacher workbooks and 40 student workbooks in print for G1–G2 science and social studies to remove religious references and add aligned content to NGSS and C3
  • Create Scope & Sequences and all instructional materials for new science unit
  • Copyedit manuscript for all grades and subjects
  • Perform composition and design for all grades and subjects in PDF and InDesign
  • Revisions must maintain the same level of rigor and stay within the limits of current page size, spec, and count

Schedule

  • 3 months total for alignment and G1-G2 revision and development

Team

  • 1 staff manager, 1 staff editor, 1 staff designer, 2 staff copy editors, 2 correlators, 5 writers

Team Roles

  • Editorial manager, content editor, designer, copy editors, correlators, writers

Impact and Awards

  • Successful science and social studies program used in multiple states
  • 30% increase in alignment to NGSS and C3 due to revisions
  • Worked within tight constraints
  • Developed a new science unit that integrated seamlessly with existing model
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