Assessment for Learning

Learn strategies for your classroom enviornment.

Five key strategies

1. Clarifying, understanding and sharing learning intentions.

2. Engineering effective classroom discussions. Tasks and activities that elict 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 vs. summative assessments

I strongly feel that formative and summative assessments are very important to most professors in their classroom. This should help teach each students reach their fullest potential. Formative assessments allows professors to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by professors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning. When it comes to summative assessments, professors gets to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.

A well-rounded classroom environment

If professors use the 5 strategies that are discussed in the video Assessments for Learning it would benefit them and the students tremendously. The assessments will help the professors learn what the students need more help with. I really love the example In the video when it talked about using a green, red and yellow system. I remember using a similar system in high school, but without colors. We were put into groups and separated by lack of or knowledge gained during a lesson and this exercise would leave kids that knew the material at a table/ Green= you understand and could explain it. The kids that knew some info, but struggled a little would leave and go to the front of the class/ yellow= you need more help to understand. The kids that didn't have a clue would stay at the table with the kids who knew the material and get help/ red= you don't understand it at all. The teacher would help the kids in the front understand the material which represents yellow and green would help the red.