Assessment For Learning

21st Century Learning

Key Strategies

  1. Clarifying, Understanding and Sharing Learning Intentions
  2. Effective Classroom Discussions, Tasks and Activities that Elicit Evidence of Learning.
  3. Giving Feedback that Moves Learners Forward.
  4. Activating Students as Learning Resources for One Another.
  5. Activating Students as Owners of Their Own Learning.

Formative and Summative assessments

The Formative Assessment is like the "learning" section to figure out where students need improvement and how the teacher, and other students, can help in this process. One way to do a formative assessment is to turn the learning material into a game show, like Jeopardy. This way, the students can have fun with the material and the teacher can see where students are lacking.

The Summative Assessment is a final accumulation to see if the students learned the material. This assessment can come in different forms such as a unit test, standardize test, end of year testing and report cards. One creative, 21st century way this type of assessment can be done is to have the students come up with a power point, or some other way to utilize computer technology to show what the student has learned.

Both of these assessments types can work together to create a better classroom learning environment. The formative test can give the students and teacher an idea of where improvements can be made in a fun way that really makes students want to learn and the summative tests can show that the student has now mastered what was taught through end of unit tests and report cards.

Compare formative and summative assessments
(Aguilar, 2014)


Aguilar, D. (2014) Video Formative and Summative

Assessment, Powtoon, Retrieved from