Assessment for Learning
Assesment for Learning: Key Ideas
After viewing the video on Assessment for Learning I found the key ideas for the video were the five step strategies and the some helpful suggestion that went with the strategies. I enjoyed reading all five strategies because working in head start each strategy has a place in my classroom for both my students and myself. I work with younger students and in the video it mentions "proving feedback that moves learners forward" (Rystad, M,2013). I am a true believer that providing positive feedback moves learning forward, but continuing to provide learners with negative feedback can only cause them to stay where they are with their learning, or move back and that is not the intentions of any teacher who wants students to succeed.
I am a firm believer that the best way to learn is to research and figuring information out, but sometimes not all information can be process as quickly, or easily as other information. With this said I feel that the suggestion of the" C3B4ME" (Rystad, M. 2013) is a great idea. Students sometimes will set back and wait for the teacher to give them the answer and this is not promoting learning. I strongly agree that having students research at least three sources before reaching out to the instructor is a great idea. This allows the student to be active in their own learning without relying on the instructors resources all the time.
My thoughts on formative assesment....
My thoughts on formative assessment is that is focus on monitoring the student and then determining the steps needed to help the student learn on a day to day basis. I do something similar by taking notes each day and then basing on what steps I need to take to help them move forward each day with their learning.
My thoughts on summative assesment....
My thoughts on summative assessment is it is a good source of information to determine overall learning. One source of summative learning would be something we do at our trainings questionnaires. We rate the training, what we learned and what we want to learn in the future and turn them in.
My thoughts on formative assessment it is a good tool to use on a daily basis during observation and keeping notes. Formative allows teachers the opportunity to work on issue that they observe daily. Summative is more of an overall assessment where information can be collected and use for future improvement.