Formative and Summative Assessments

By Star Kroyman

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Key Strategy

  1. Clarifying, understanding and sharing learning intentions
  2. Engineering effective classroom discussions, tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learning.
  3. Providing feedback that moves learners forward
  4. Activating students as learning resources for one another
  5. Activating students as owners of their own learnings

My Ideas About Both; Formative and Summative Assessments

Formative assessment has more of a “see how the student is doing”, this helps them improve the areas they need work on. Which the strategies from the videos are good strategies to prepare the students for the summative assessment. Mini white boards I feel is an awesome way to ‘play’ with the kids but yet be able to do a formal assessment. Summative assessments are more final, as in the ending of a lesson or a quiz. So after practicing with like the white board, they should be ready for a quiz or a test. That would be considered a summative assessment.

How Both Sets of Ideas Could Be Implemented to Create an Effective Classroom Environment

I feel that both assessments are perfect for a classroom because formative helps the student work on what needs to be improved before the summative assessment and yet can still be fun. Not only it helps the teacher in the process, it helps the student as well.

Supporting Evidence

A school I used to work with used mini-whiteboards for math. They would get excited for this which made it fun for them. Each child would have a white board and she would write a math problem on it. Now each child has a white board as well, so once they saw the math problem, they would hurry and write down their answer for when the teacher would call on them. They can do this by splitting the classroom in half so they can 'team', but each kid would have a chance to answer and earn points for their team. So after playing this game for a while, this would show what student is struggling. During this time they're having fun as well.

When it's time for a quiz, the child will be prepared by remembering the answers from the fun game.