ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING

EDU 650 WEEK 4 DISCUSSION 1 -Felicia Parker-Prince

Key Strategies for learning

I. Clarifiying, understanding, and sharing intentions

II. Engineering effective classroom discussions, tasks, and activities that elicit evidence of learning

III. Provide feedback that moves learners forward

IV. Activating students as learning resources for one another

V. Activate students as owners of their own learning

Formative and Summative Assessment

Formative assessment helps a teacher decide where their students are in learning, where they need to be, and what teachers will need to do to get them there. It is important that teachers reflect on learning; this gives them an understanding of what their students are learning. From there teachers can determine the next steps of instruction.


Summative assessment is completed after the understanding of skills have been accomplished. This comes after practicing skills through lessons and discussions. The video stated that summative assessment is basically the test form of what the students have learned. The video considered summative assessment as the center of learning (Rystad, 2013).


My view of formative and summative assessment is that both are neccessary when it comes to the progress of student learning. Teachers have no way of knowing the needs of students without the initial process of determining where their students are. From there they provide instruction to transition students and once that process is complete summative assessment takes place.