Assessment For Learning
Formative and Summative Assessment
Key Strategies from the Video
I think the concept of clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning intentions and criteria for success is very important. Everything that we do in the classroom should be clear to the students and they should know the purpose of them learning various concepts. So many times concepts are taught and never is it one time mentioned the purpose that it will serve for the student as a lifelong learner. Once a student knows that a concept will be need throughout life they will be eager to master it especially when it is taught in a clear and precise manner.
Another concept was providing feedback that moves learning forward. One thing that teachers have failed at for centuries, is thinking that there feedback was important to the students learning. The most important feedback is that of the student, teachers need to open up this avenue if they expect to help students reach their full potential. We do not have the right concepts all the time, sometimes we fail in instruction and do not know it. However if we open up an avenue for student to provide feedback, we can go back and revamp our lesson that they are catered more to the need of the student.
Ideas about Formative and Summative Assessments
We only use one summative it is the age and stages developmental assessment. This assessment is used to measure if the student are developed adequately for their and age group. It also measures if the student is on track socially, emotionally, and cognitively. If the student does not meet up to the standard for their age different interventions are then put into place to help that child meet that goal.
Formative assessment is an assessment for learning, in which the focus is on monitoring student response to and progress with instruction. We do this through progress reports kept on each student. After seeing the students progress and their retention level on a daily bases, it allows us to better tweak teaching strategies and lesson plans. Now we are able to help each student understand and meet mastery for all standards and concepts
Teaching a Work of Heart!
Implementation to Create an Effective Classroom Environment
One way that I am implementing this in my classroom is similar to the color coded groups. The video described as Green, Yellow, and Red students. The Green students have master or have a clear understanding of the concepts. The Yellow are having trouble understanding concepts or they it is unclear to them what is being taught. The Red is not getting it at all. This is a perfect opportunity for student to collaborate with one another.