Assessment For Learning

21st Century Learning

Key strategies from the video

~Strategy #1: Clarifying, understanding, and sharing learning objectives

Helps teachers verify what they are teaching, students will understand what they are learning

~Strategy #2: Engineering effective classroom discussions, tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learning

Students take in and know what they are learning

~ Strategy #3: Providing feedback that moves learners forward

Students feel comfortable engaging in conversation and helps them learn
~Strategy #4: Activating students as learning resources for one another

Students learn from each other

~Strategy #5: Activating students as owners of their own learning

Students feel confident in what they are learning

Assessment for Learning. Perf. Michael Rystad and The Swedist Twitter Community.

I believe that the strategies and structures will help the teachers become better teachers and allow each student to be active in the classroom. The strategies give great pointers that allow for better instruction time in the classroom and students will engage more with each other as well as the teacher.

Your own ideas about both formative and summative assessments


When I first heard the word formative I immediately thought about something that helps a person with more knowledge or understanding of something, and reading the assigned chapters I was able to see that my understanding was on the right track. According to Newman (2013), it's goal is to improve teaching and learning. My idea about formative assessments is that they work and they improve the quality of certain ideas, and assignment's.


According to Newman (2013), summative assessment is to determine a student's overall achievement level in a specific area of learning at a particular time (Black, Harrison, Hodgen, Marshall, & Serret, 2010; Harlen, 2004, 2005). My idea about summative assessment is that they do work but can be very stressful on a student or anyway who is trying to pass or make a good grade. Those assessments sometimes do not show the overall achievement of a student because of how a student feels when taking the test. I believe that they do work but can be stressful at times.

~How both sets of ideas could be implemented to create an effective classroom environment

Both ideas are great and will work well in a classroom to create an effective classroom environment because they both have unique ways to gather information needed for the classroom. The strategies are good way to help teachers in their own teaching style to make sure each individual is learning and gather information that can help them grow. Assessments are also a good way to help teachers know what the student is learning and what they can do to improve the quality of the students learning and find out if new ideas will be more beneficial to the students as well as the teachers.

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