Assessment for Learning
Key Strategies and How They Help Out
The importance of effective classroom strategies can help maximize student learning.
For example, implementing clear learning intentions, displaying examples of learning expectations, creating environments where questions and answer sessions are part of the daily classroom experience, and allowing students the learn from their mistakes helps to create an effective classroom environment.
Formative Assessment vs. Summative Assessment
- Formative assessments monitors student learning. It helps to provide ongoing feedback so teachers, as well as, students can easily identify strengths and weaknesses. For example, turning in a term paper early for the sake of receiving instructor feedback.
- Summative assessments, on the other hand, helps evaluate student learning at the end of a particular instructional unit. For example, a weekly quiz or exam.