Assessment for Learning

Krista-Lea Kaidash-Week Four-discussion 1

Mr. Rystad says Five focuses of skills to master curriculum

1. Analytical

2. Conceptual

3. Information management

4. Communication

5. Meta-cognitive

Mr. Rystad's 5 strategies:

  • Clarifying, understanding and sharing learning intentions
  • Engineering effective classroom discussion, tasks and activities that elicit proof of leaning
  • Providing feedback that moves learners ahead
  • Use students as teachers for other students
  • Making students responsible for their own learning
Assessment for learning

Views on formative and summative assessment

I think that formative and summative assessment compliment one another in the way that they both can not only benefit the student but also continue to teach the educator as well. I think assessment should not only be done on the learning but the teaching as well. It behooves all involved, student and teacher alike. I personally tend to lean toward formative assessment as it is a continuance of the context as opposed to only at the end of the context. Summative is very final. But when used in tandem, I think they make good bedmates.

That said, both sets of ideas can be implemented to create an effective classroom environment. If they are both incorporated where a happy medium can be met and not all stakes are riding on one or another, both formative and summative assessment will prove beneficial. For example; grading a science project that was exhibited to accompany a science lesson for formative and then giving a final grade in science all together for summative. These are good ways in which the two assessments can be used together.


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