Assessment For Learning

EDU 650

Key Strategies

  • Clarify, understand and share the intentions for learning.
  • Discussions, assignments and activities should all have clarity for students and the work should reflect the learning.
  • Clear feed back to student that focuses on the next level. Informing student of his strengths are and were they may need more direction.
  • Connecting students to learn from one another. Using methods such as Green, Yellow, Red to access each students understanding.
  • Allow students to check other resources for answers before getting teacher involved. Also allow students to log their own progress of learning.
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Formative Assessment

1. Formative assessment monitor's students.

2. Provides feedback to student and educator

3. Helps identify students strengths and weaknesses

4. Helps educators to determine struggling students.

This form of assessments allows the educator to access what students know by having them submit work for feedback before finalizing.

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Summative Assessment

This form of assessment is used to evaluate learning by standards or benchmarks. Some forms maybe final projects or papers, mid-term or final exams.
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How to implement to create an effective classroom environment?

In order to have an effective classroom both assessments could be combine. Educators could use the formative assessment on a daily basis leading to a summative assessment once a week, monthly or quarterly. This will allow students to monitor there own progress and continue to access there strengths and weaknesses. Educators will be able to target students that may still be struggling and pair them with other students that could mentor their peers.
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Different ways to plan lessons:

One way to target students needs when lesson planning is to use webbing in which educator could factor out all ways to target students needs.
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Philadelphia, PA

Virginia Rodriguez
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