Assessment for Learning

Key Strategies for 21st Century Learning

The five Key Strategies

Strategy 1. Clarifying, understanding and sharing learning intentions. Show examples of the work while focusing on the five major skills: 1. Analytical, 2. Conceptual 3. Information, 4. Management, 5. Communication and Meta-Cognitive.

Strategy 2. Engineering effective classroom discussion task and activities that elicit evidence of learning.

Strategy 3. Provide feedback that moves learning in a forward momentum by using examples to support arguments

Strategy 4. Activating students as learning resources for one another by applying the Green, Yellow and Red concept.

Strategy 5. Activating students as owners of their own learning with the principles of C3B4ME, which is training the students to check with 3 different sources before asking teachers for help.

To learn simply means that students needs to be engaged in an activity that is fun and meaningful while developing the skills that will be necessary to meet the 21st century technological and media requirements.

Formative and Assessment Summative

In a balanced assessment system, both summative and formative assessments are an integral part of information gathering. Formative Assessment is about judging where the students are in their learning, where they need to go and basically how to get there. It also allows students to practice and be connected during the learning process without spending time worrying about their grades.

Summative Assessments are given periodically to determine at a particular point in time what students know and do not know. Many associate summative assessments only with standardized tests such as state assessments, but they are also used at and are an important part of district and classroom programs. As stated by Garrison C. & Ehringhaus M., PhD (2013), “The key is to think of summative assessment as a means to gauge, at a particular point in time, student learning relative to content standards”.