Using a Q-Chart


Using a Q-Chart

Asking questions that move the learner from rote memory to higher-order thinking is an important form of assessment.

The Q-Chart is a tool that can be used by teachers to help prompt rigorous, though-provoking questions that will assess the depth of the students' knowledge and understanding of a topic or a concept.

The chart moves from lower-left to upper-right.

The simplest form of question is in the lower left. An example would be "Who is the key founder of Microsoft?"

The more complex the question, the farther it moves up and to the right on the Q-Chart.

For example, "How might the American economy change with the emergence of China and India as global economic leaders in the 21st Century?"

It's not just about asking questions. It's about asking a variety of question types and asking high quality questions.

Last modified: Monday, 2 July 2012, 11:46 AM