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Seminary Learning AssessmentsPublished byThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsSalt Lake City, Utah

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ContentsIntroduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vLearning Assessments Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viiMaking Accommodations for Students with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . ixStudy Guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1Doctrine and Covenants 1–75 and Joseph Smith—History . . . . . . . . . . . . 3Doctrine and Covenants 76–Official Declaration 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Old Testament: Genesis–Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Old Testament: 1 Samuel–Malachi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9New Testament: Matthew–John . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11New Testament: Acts–Revelation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Book of Mormon: 1 Nephi 1–Alma 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Book of Mormon: Alma 17–Moroni 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Introduction

Learning AssessmentsOverviewLearning assessments help students understand, explain, apply, and testify ofimportant doctrines and principles. The successful completion of the learningassessments for the course is required for credit.As teachers or administrators, you can prepare to help students successfullycomplete the learning assessments by viewing the video “Best Practices forLearning Assessments” (8:30). When the video prompts you, review and completethe sections in the document “Best Practices for Learning Assessments.”You can also help students successfully complete the learning assessments byconsistently teaching, emphasizing, and reviewing the major doctrines andprinciples throughout the course. Study guides are provided to help teachers andstudents identify some of the course’s major doctrines and principles.The learning assessment software will help you administer a learning assessmentand collect results quickly. You have two options for administering an assessment. Online. This option allows students to use a computer or mobile device tocomplete the learning assessment. The assessment is automatically scored, andstudents receive a report that shows their score and which questionsthey missed. Print. This option allows students to use paper and a pencil to complete thelearning assessment. Each bubble sheet has a unique code for each student. Youwill scan the bubble sheets, and they will be automatically scored.After the learning assessment is scored, you can view a class report of the mostmissed questions. The software will also automatically update students’ recordsin WISE.If you need help using the software, click on the links in the table to reviewhandouts and demonstrations on how to use the software.Administering Learning AssessmentsPDFhandoutOnlinedemonstrationReviewing Learning AssessmentsPDFhandoutOnlinedemonstrationTaking Learning Assessments OnlinePDFhandoutOnlinedemonstrationAdministering a Learning Assessment from a PreviousCoursePDFhandoutOnlinedemonstrationUsing the ScanNGrade Mobile Scanning AppPDFhandoutOnlinedemonstrationFrequently Asked QuestionsPDF handoutvii

L EA RN I N G A S S E SSM E NTS OV E RV I E WSoftware training is available in the following languages: Chinese, English, French,German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.viii

Making Accommodationsfor Students withDisabilitiesThe purpose of assessment accommodations is to enable students with specificneeds, disabilities, or health-related conditions to participate in the assessment onan equal basis with other students. Teachers should make appropriateaccommodations to meet the specific needs, disabilities, and health-relatedconditions of their students. The following are guidelines to consider as you makeaccommodations for your students:1. Identify students who may have specific needs or disabilities. Have a privateconversation with each student to identify his or her specific need(s). Listenattentively, and be positive. You may consider having conversations with thesestudents’ parents or Church leaders to help you better understand their specificneed(s).2. Based on your conversations, make a plan that appropriately accommodates thestudent’s specific need(s).3. Implement the accommodations. Individual accommodations should remainconfidential. It is impossible to list all of the possible accommodations;however, the following are several examples of possible accommodations:Presentation: Provide the student with an audio version of the assessment,present the instructions and assessment orally, or provide the student with alarge-print version of the assessment (see the Learning Assessments website forthe currently available formats of the assessment).Setting: Provide the student with preferential seating in the classroom, providea space with minimal distractions, or administer the assessment in asmall-group setting or in another room.Test scheduling: Administer the assessment in several sessions or over severaldays, allow the various parts of the assessment to be taken in a different order,administer the assessment at a specific time of day, or allow extended time tocomplete the assessment.Response: Allow the student to make verbal responses of his or her answerchoices, allow for answers to be dictated to a scribe or recorder, or permitanswers to be marked in the assessment booklet rather than on theanswer sheet.4. Avoid making accommodations that change or reduce the learning expectationsof the student.5. Have Christlike love for each student, and follow the promptings of the Spirit asyou make accommodations to meet students’ needs.ix

M A KI N G AC C O MMODATI ONS F OR STU D E NTS W IT H DIS AB ILIT IE S6. Go to the following Church website to find more general information onhelping individuals with disabilities: lds.org/topics/disability.x

Study Guides

Doctrine and Covenants1–75 and JosephSmith—HistoryDoctrinal mastery questions:Understand the doctrine taught in thedoctrinal mastery passages. Joseph Smith—History 1:15–20 Doctrine and Covenants 1:30 Doctrine and Covenants 1:37–38 Doctrine and Covenants 6:36 Doctrine and Covenants 8:2–3 Doctrine and Covenants 13:1 Doctrine and Covenants 18:10–11 Doctrine and Covenants 18:15–16 Doctrine and Covenants 19:16–19 Doctrine and Covenants 21:4–6 Doctrine and Covenants 29:10–11 Doctrine and Covenants 42:11 Doctrine and Covenants 49:15–17 Doctrine and Covenants 58:42–43 Doctrine and Covenants 64:9–11Context questions: Understand some of the major events or accounts thatsurround and give background to a particular passage. Oliver Cowdery’s witness that the work of Joseph Smith was of God (see D&C6:22–23) The loss of the 116 manuscript pages and the principles Joseph Smith learned(see D&C 3; 10) Truths learned from the First Vision (see Joseph Smith—History 1:11–20) The general timeline of key events: the First Vision, Joseph receiving the goldenplates, the restoration of the priesthood, the organization of the Church, andthe move to Kirtland, Ohio The messengers who restored the Aaronic and Melchizedek Priesthoods (seeD&C 13; Joseph Smith—History 1:72)3

D O C T RI N E A N D C OV E NA NTS 1– 7 5 A ND J OSE PH S MIT H—HIS TO RY The center place of Zion and the meanings associated with the word Zion (seeD&C 57; True to the Faith: A Gospel Reference [2004], 189–90)Doctrine and principles: Understand major doctrine and principles taught in theDoctrine and Covenants. Principles that govern revelation: receiving revelation (see D&C 9:7–9),recognizing revelation (see D&C 8:1–5), discerning true revelation from falseideas (see D&C 50:10–36), and understanding that the prophet receivesrevelation to guide the Church and that those with callings receive revelationfor their responsibilities (see D&C 28:1–7) Reasons why The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only trueand living church (see D&C 1:30; 18:1–5; 27:5–14; 33:1–6) What the Doctrine and Covenants teaches about the Atonement of Jesus Christ(see D&C 29:30–45), baptism (see D&C 20:72–74; 22:1–4), the sacrament (seeD&C 20:77, 79; 27:1–2), gifts of the Spirit (see D&C 46:8–26), marriage (seeD&C 49:15–17), preparation for the Second Coming (see D&C 45:32, 39, 57),scripture (see D&C 68:2–4), the law of consecration (see D&C 42:30–42), andthe Book of Mormon (see D&C 20:8–12) The role of the Prophet Joseph Smith in the final dispensation (see D&C27:5–14; 65:2) The role of the prophet in receiving revelation for the Church (see D&C 21:1,4–6; 28:2, 6–7; 43:1–7)Key terms: Understand the meaning of key terms. Eternal life (see D&C 14:7; 20:17–28; 29:22–29; 66:4–13) Immortality (see True to the Faith, 52) New and everlasting covenant (see D&C 66:2) The Great Apostasy and individual apostasy (see True to the Faith, 13–14) Spiritual death (see D&C 29:40–41)4

Doctrine and Covenants76–Official Declaration 2Doctrinal mastery questions:Understand the doctrine taught in thedoctrinal mastery passages. Doctrine and Covenants 76:22–24 Doctrine and Covenants 82:10 Doctrine and Covenants 84:20–22 Doctrine and Covenants 88:118 Doctrine and Covenants 89:18–21 Doctrine and Covenants 107:8 Doctrine and Covenants 121:36, 41–42 Doctrine and Covenants 130:22–23 Doctrine and Covenants 131:1–4 Doctrine and Covenants 135:3Context questions: Understand some of the major events or accounts thatsurround and give background to a particular passage. The messengers who restored certain priesthood keys to the Prophet JosephSmith and Oliver Cowdery in the Kirtland Temple (see D&C 110:11–16) Principles the Prophet Joseph Smith learned about trials while in Liberty Jail(see D&C 122:7) The major gathering places of the early Saints (see D&C 124, section heading;D&C 136, section heading, 1–18) The establishment of the Relief Society (see Daughters in My Kingdom: TheHistory and Work of Relief Society [2011], 11–25) The coming forth of the Pearl of Great Price (see the introduction to the Pearl ofGreat Price)Doctrine and principles: Understand major doctrine and principles taught in theDoctrine and Covenants. The oath and covenant of the priesthood (see D&C 84:33–44), resurrection andkingdoms of glory (see D&C 88:14–24), the Word of Wisdom (see D&C 89),watchmen on the tower (see D&C 101:43–62), Church disciplinary councils (seeD&C 102; True to the Faith: A Gospel Reference [2004], 37–38), when the practiceof plural marriage is justified (see D&C 132:45, 48), and tithing (see D&C 119) Temple work (see D&C 109; 110), performing ordinances for our ancestors (seeD&C 128:15), and preaching the gospel in the spirit world (see D&C 138:29–32)5

D O C T RI N E A N D C OV E NA NTS 7 6 – OF F I C I A L D E CLAR AT IO N 2 Receiving a kingdom of glory and receiving exaltation in the celestial kingdom(see D&C 76:30–70; 131:1–4; 137:10) Truths taught in “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” (see “The Family: AProclamation to the World,” Ensign or Liahona, May 2017, 145) The role of the Prophet Joseph Smith in restoring truth, ordinances, and thepriesthood (see D&C 135:3) Revelation announced in Official Declaration 2 Succession in the First Presidency when a prophet dies (see D&C 107:23–24) The new and everlasting covenant of marriage (see D&C 132:19–21)Key terms: Understand the meaning of key terms. Being endowed in the temple (see D&C 95:8; 109:22–23)6

Old Testament:Genesis–RuthScripture mastery questions:Understand the doctrines taught in thescripture mastery verses. Moses 1:39 Moses 7:18 Abraham 3:22–23 Genesis 1:26–27 Genesis 2:24 Genesis 39:9 Exodus 19:5–6 Exodus 20:3–17 Joshua 24:15Context questions: Understand someof the key accounts, individuals, timeperiods, and symbolism. The most important message of the Old Testament and what most of thesymbols, laws, images, prophecies, and events of the Old Testament refer to orrepresent (see Moses 5:7–8; Mosiah 3:13–15) Symbolism of the blood on the doorposts (see Exodus 12:21–23), the brassserpent (see Numbers 21:8–9; Alma 33:19–22), and Abraham being asked tosacrifice Isaac (see Genesis 22:10–12; John 3:16) What Moses knew that helped him overcome Satan (see Moses 1:4–7, 13) Commandments given to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (see Moses2:26–30; 3:16–17) Noah and the Flood: how the Flood might be considered a blessing to spiritsnot yet born and to the wicked living at the time of the Flood (see Moses8:22–30; 2 Nephi 26:24; Old Testament Study Guide for Home-Study SeminaryStudents [2015], 38) Jacob and Esau: the choices Esau made that showed he despised his birthright(see Genesis 25:29–34; 26:34–35; Old Testament Study Guide, 65–66) Joseph sold into Egypt: lessons learned about trials (see Genesis 45:7–8;50:20–21) Moses’s calling to deliver Israel: what God told Moses to help him overcome hisdoubt (see Exodus 3:12, 17)7

O L D T ES TA M ENT: GE NE SI S– R U TH Key lessons learned from Israel in the wilderness: what the Lord gave Israeldaily to remember Him (see Exodus 16:4–5), blessings of the tabe