Assessment for Learning

Helping Students Master Key Skills in the 21st Century

Effective Assessment Strategies

  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 learning

Formative and Summative Assessments

Formative Assessments:

  • anecdotal records
  • quizzes
  • tests
  • project-based learning

Summative Assessments:

  • Final Exams
  • Statewide Tests
  • Nationwide Tests

Personal Thoughts and Ideas!

Summative assessments are necessary for accountability; however, formative assessments are ongoing. Formative assessments can be implemented into the five effective assessment strategies through, individual, student observation, anecdotal record keeping, and observation of project-based learning.