Assesment For Learning

Week 4 Discussion 1 by Tamica Salim

Strategey From The Video

  • Strategy 1: Clarifying, Understanding, and Sharing Learning Intensions (example focus on the major skills of the curriculum, analytical, conceptual, information management,communication, and meta-cognitive (Rystad,2013)."
  • Strategy 2: Engineering effective classroom discussion, tasks and activities that elicit evidence of learning (Multi-participant questions, students answer questions simultaneously on mini-whiteboards or by multiple choice, No hands up: Activate all students by using "Hands Up" only to let students ask questions and not for answering them. Flipped classroom summarise the content of lessons in film clips which the students watch to prepare for the lesson. Lessons are used for conversations and dialogues between teacher and students about the content of the lesson (Rystad, 2013).
  • Strategy 3:Providing Feedback that moves Learners Forward-Use Examples that support your argument *Two Stars and a wish: Feedback which focuses on two things that the student has done well and one area which needs to be improved *The best feedback is not the feedback given to the students. But the one given to the teacher college and read the work of the class. Then plan and adjust your next lesson to meet student needs (Rystad,2013).
  • Strategy 4: Activating Students as learning resources for one another *Preflight checklist: use checklist to support the feedback that students give to each other*Green Yellow, Red: Have Students demonstrate how well they understand the content of the lesson: **Green, I understand and I can explain. **Yellow, I have difficulties understanding **Red you have lost me! ***Take a break so that green students can help the red. While the teachers explains to the yellow students. (Rystad, 2013)
  • Strategy 5: Activating Students as Owners of their own learning. *C3B4ME *Keep A Logbook of their learning (Rystad,2013)

Your own ideas for fromative and summartive assements

My ideas for Formative assessments are a great form of assessments. In my opinion this form of assessment is better because it gives the teacher a more accurate understanding of how well the students has grasp the lessons. This is a great from of assessment because it is both beneficial to the students and the teachers. This form of assessment is a guide to show where they need improvements. i think students are more incline to ask more questions when they feel that they are understanding the lessons rather than when they are not. Formative assessments allows the teacher to determine the area in which the students need more assistance in .

My ideas for Summative assessments are it is not that accurate. This form of assessment is generally used toward the end. IT is primarily used for promotion purposes. Meaning its a tool to use to promote the students to the next grade. I personally do not think it is accurate because there is not one set of tools that can be used to determine rather a students has grasped the knowledge to move on to the next grades. For example, at the end of the year students are given test. and these test will determine if the student will move on to the next grade. and this is not 100% accurate form of assessment because all students are not great at taking test. you can have a student that knows all of the material but fail the test for a multitude of reasons. i just do not feel that this form of assessment should be the determine factor to promote a child or not.

Types of Assessments

How both sets of ideas could be implicated to create an effective classroom enviroment

Both sets of assessments formative and summative can be used in the classroom. in my opinion combining both forms of assessments will create an environment that is conducive to learning. our number one goal as an instructor is to ensure we are teaching the lessons in a way in which our students can understand it . That can be challenging at times when all of our students are not on the same learning level. so this is where the use of assessment will have a great improvement on the classroom because it will give our teachers a clear understanding of what our students have or have not grasp. That way we can gear our lessons so that all of our students can understand it.


Rystad, M. (2013, April 7). Assessment for learning [Video file]. Retrieved from