Assessment for Learning
Week 4 course discussion
Key Strategies from the Video
Strategy #1 Clarifying, understanding and sharing learning intentions in the classroom by showing examples of work of different and focusing on the big five skills of the curriculum: Analytical, conceptual, information management, communication and meta-cognitive.
Strategy #2 Engineering effective classroom discussions, task, and activities that elicit evidence of learning. Students ask questions simultaneously on mini white-boards or multiple choice.
Strategy #3 Providing feedback that moves learners forward.
Strategy #4 Activating students as learning resources for one another.
Strategy #5 Activating students as owners of their own learning. Encouraging students to check different sources before asking for help.
Formative assessments are to monitor students learning and providing supportive feedback that can improve both the teacher's teaching and the student's learning. Teacher identify students strength and weakness and focus on skills that need more improvement. Teachers observe the students learning and address problems immediately if a student may be struggling. My ideas with formative assessments are great in the classroom, we currently use this type of assessment in the early childhood classes in my center were the teachers observed the children with daily assessment data and use the data to incorporate the next lesson plan based on the interest of the child and what areas need to be more focused on.
Summative assessments are to evaluate the student's learning at the end of the lesson such as taking a test, exam or typing up a final paper. In my idea, summative assessments are used to see what the student know and what the student learned in the class.
Formative and Summative in the classroom
Both assessments could be implemented to create an effective classroom environment by the teacher using formative assessments to monitor the students learning and providing the proper feedback and methods that would encourage and enhance the students achievement. When that student achieves a skill or lesson then it is time for the teacher to provide summative assessments to the students. But in my opinion if a teacher provides guidance,patience, encouragement and motivation to a student, then the student can focus and gain knowledge and not get overwhelmed and discouraged.