Assessment for Learning
1. Clarifying, Understanding, and Sharing Intentions
2. Engineering Effective Classroom discussions, Tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learning
3. Providing feedback that moves learning forward
4. Activating Students as learning resources for one another
5. Activating Students as owners of their own learning
When watching the video on learning assessments, I learned that their are many different strategies that can be used to gauge when learning has occurred. The Strategy #2 is the one stood out to me the most, and the reason I feel that way is because I think it is a great idea to use mini whiteboards to answer questions because the children are all answering at the same time and they don’t have to answer aloud and do not have to be nervous if they are wrong.
Formative Assessments and Summative Assessments
According to the text it states that “summative assessment is to determine a student's overall achievement level in a specific area of learning at a particular time (Black, Harrison, Hodgen, Marshall, & Serret, 2010; Harlen, 2004, 2005). Summative assessments provide a summary of the information that students know, understand, or can do” (Black & Wiliam, 2009). Newman (2013). Summative Assessments allow the teacher to see what the students have learned and what they have not learned at the end of a unit, and allows the student to know what areas need improvement this way both the teacher and student can see the big picture. This form of assessment is mostly done through exams and final projects.
How both sets of ideas could be implemented to create an effective classroom environment?
Newman, R. (2013). The Changing Landscape of the Classroom. In Teaching and learning in the 21st century: Connecting the dots. Bridgeport Education.
William, D. and Thompson, M. April 7, 2013. Five Key Strategies for Effective Formative Assessment, Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcLMlY6R7RM