Assessment for Learning

Facts and Reflection: Dafita Smith

Strategies for Learning

  1. Clarifying and understanding goals while 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.

Formal and Informal Assessments

Formal assessments are those assessments that measure the learning outcome after a given period of time.

Informal assessments are those assessments that can be done as a quick assessment to see if students understand a lesson as the teacher gives instruction.

Formal Assessments

1. Worksheets
2. Journals
3. Tests

Informal Assessments

  1. Hand Signals
  2. Quick Writes
  3. Graphic Organizers

Big Five (Skills That Is)

  1. Analytical
  2. Conceptual
  3. Information Management
  4. Communication
  5. Meta-cognitive

Traditional versus Flipped Classroom

The traditional classroom is a teacher-led, student-centered classroom in which the teacher facilitates learning.

The flipped classroom is one where the students watch video clips to get ready for the lesson. It leans more towards discussions between the teacher and students in the classroom.


The video offers a written discussion based on strategies for learning, assessments, skills and the type of classroom that may be used on a day-to-day basis. The traditional and flipped classroom offer pros and cons that will help the students be able to determine what they can and will master. The evidence for the two types of classrooms show that both can meet the needs of different students through different methods.