Assessment for Learning
Enhancing Instruction for Student Academic Improvement
5 Strategies for Successful Implementation of Assessments
Clarifying, Understanding, and Sharing Learning Intentions
-Students have a mutual understanding of the learning goals
Engineering Effective Classroom Discussions, Tasks and Activities that Elicit Evidence of Learning.
-Students are engaged in rich dialogue of the classroom material by reflecting on the work within the classroom
Providing Feedback that Moves Learners Forward
-Students thinking is challenge as their encouraged to think further and support their findings with sound logic and reasoning
Activating Students as Learners
-Students are encouraged to use their cognitive skills to investigate the learning in a meaningful and practical way
Activate Students as Owners of their own Learning
-Students are encouraged to seek further into research and through in depth study
Formative and Summative Assessments
In short, formative assessment is used to inform future practice. Its goal is to improve teaching and learning. An assessment is considered formative when its information is fed back into the system and improves performance in some way. It is given during the instructional process and is immediately used to make adjustments to form new learning . Formative assessment is arguably the most significant type of assessment because it is used to inform learners and teachers about the progress students are making and about the next steps in the learning process (Newman, 2013).
in contrast to formative assessment, the purpose of summative assessment is to determine a student's overall achievement level in a specific area of learning at a particular time. Summative assessments provide a summary of the information that students know, understand, or can do.
The learning environments are not solely based on traditional text books but its impacted by the use of technology, webinar and other forms of communication and information gathering. The learning Assessments will greatly impact the classroom by taking away structure and replacing it with authenticity,curiosity and investigation, this model will change our world as students pioneer into the future.