Assessment for Learning

Created by Felicia McCoy


As an educator it is very important for teachers to use assessments to see where there students are at and what is needed to master skills that are needed. In the video there were some good strategies I believe are necessary to help enhance students learning. Strategy #1 clarifying, understanding and sharing learning intentions is one very important component to learning. Students need and expect the teacher to clarify the lesson, teachers need to make sure students understand and the teacher also want to share with the students what he or she is trying to accomplish what is going to be taught and how you plan on teaching it. Strategy #3 feedback is very essential for teachers to understand the thoughts of their students and how they feel about what they just learned was it effective or no. It is also a good tool for teachers to evaluate how they think the lesson went and what they can improve on for future experiences.

Formative vs. Summative Assessments

Summative Assessment

Summative assessment also employs a variety of tools and methods for obtaining information about what has been learned. In this way, summative assessment provides information at the student, classroom, and school levels. Examples of summative assessment include the following: end of unit tests or projects, course grades, standardized assessments, and portfolios.

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment includes a variety of procedures such as observation, feedback, and journalism. I believe if summative and formative assessments are done correctly they both can be very informative tools. In order to have an effective classroom using the assessments it is critical to have a good lesson plan to cover the areas that are going to be assessed