Assessment for Learning

Chelsea Underwood - W4D1

Strategies to Assess Learning

1. Clarify, understand, and share learning intentions

2. Classroom activities elicit evidence of learning

3. Feedback needs to move students forward

4. Students act as learning resources for each other

5. Students are in charge of their own learning

Formative & Summative Assessments

Formative Assessments

  • Informs educators on the 3P's --> Product, Progress, Process

  • Given during instruction and provides feedback for student involvement and future learning

  • A reflective journal would be the perfect formative assessment in that it provides an insight of the student's understanding based on their own personal thoughts.

Summative Assessments

  • At a particular level and particular point in time, it determines overall achievement

  • Provides accountability and evaluates the effectiveness at higher stakes

  • A student's report card would be a prime example of a summative assessment in that it gives performance data upon completion of instruction.

An effective classroom environment is created when both the teacher and student have opportunities for progression. Progression occurs through feedback, collaboration, clarification of information, engagement in activities, and accountability of learning.


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