Assessment for Learning

EDu650 Ashford University: Cortney Crenshaw

Assessment for Learning: Key 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 learning forward.
  4. Activating students as resources for one another.
  5. Activating students as owners of their own learning.

My Ideas of assessments

Assessments are a way to evaluate student learning and knowledge in a give subject (or particular topic). I think assessments are very informative for teachers to evaluate their teaching and to decide on a direction moving forward in their lesson planning and delivery. Assessments are also an excellent tool to explain student knowledge and skill to their parents as conferences and to determine their placement level as they progress through school.

I find it helpful as an educator to use several different types of assessments. Sometimes test are useful but other times there are more creative and engaging ways to get student results. I sometime use performance/demonstration tasks, portfolios, interviews, and presentations.


When planning assessments for you classroom think about the goal for each assessment and try to assess in different ways each time you asses your students.