Assessment for Learning
Ryan Nichole Flynn
Assessment is an important part of ensuring students are learning and understanding the information and lesson that is being taught to them. In order to assess students we need to understand the focus of the curriculum which Gordan Svanelid focuses on five big topics, Analytical, conceptual, information management, communication and meta-cognitive. There are two types of assessment we are familiar with formative and summative assessments.
The Five Key Strategies from the Video
- 1. Clarifying, understanding and sharing learning intentions
- 2. Engineering effective classroom discussion, task and activities that elicit evidence of learning
- 3. Provide feedback that moves learners forward
- 4. Activating students as learning resources for one another
- 5. Activating students as owners to their own learning
Formative vs. Summative Assessment
Combining Formative and Summative Assessment to increase success
Rystad, M. (2013). Assessment for learning [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcLMlY6R7RM
Newman, R. (2013). Teaching and learning in the 21st century: Connecting the dots. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.