Assessment for Learning

EDU650: Teaching Learning and Leading in the 21st Century

Aleshia Hunter

Key Strategies From The Video

There were five key strategies of learning that were included in the video. The first strategy was clarifying, understanding and sharing learning intentions. The second was engineering effective classroom discussions tasks and activities that show evidence of learning (multi-participant questions). The third strategy was providing feedback that moves learners forward (Two stars and a wish). Fourth was to activate students as learning resources for one another (Green, yellow, and red example). The fifth was activating students as owners of their own learning (C3B4Me).
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Formative and Summative Assessments

Formative put students in the center of learning so they can succeed as much as possible. I like the idea of the student being placed in the center of learning. It helps motivated the student learning. summative assessments are done after a long serious of lessons, rather that checked as a grade. Students have a chance to practice skills and understanding. I believe discussions are observations are good forms of assessments.

Examples of Formative and Summative

Examples that are provided using formative assessments, anecdotal records, quizzes and essays, problem-solving tests, reports, or journal. Summative examples, final exams, state exams, or national exams, both formative and summative together provide feedback on the progress of the student, teacher and school. Using them both will help the student in learning to their potential. Just as the video motivation is the key for to success with both student and teacher.

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Creating An Effective Classroom Enviroment

In the video, we learned Formative and Summative assessments are automatically used in the classroom without us even knowing. Both could be implemented in the classroom by setting goals to engage learning, practice and be corrected in the learning process without worrying about grades. The assessments allow teachers to take a look inside the students brain to see what is going on and adjust instructions to help students get where they need to be.

References :

Newman, R. (2013). Teaching and learning in the 21st century: Connecting the dots. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

Rystad, M. (2013, April 7). Assessment for learning [Video file]. Retrieved from