Assessment for Learning

Key Strategies

5 Assessment Strategies

1. Clarifying, understanding plus sharing learning intentions.

2. Engineering effective classroom discussions, tasks, and activities that show 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 and Summative Assesments


Monitor student learning to provide feedback to instructors. It is important it has little to zero point value. It is important it helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses. I like to use these at the beginning and middle of the lessons. It helps me see where the students are at. I am able to help students who are having a difficult time learning specific objectives.


Are specifically used at the end of units. To match the students knowledge against a standard. I use these at the end of the lessons to see how much the students have learned and how well they have been paying attention. I make sure to over exactly what will be on the test or quiz at the end of the lesson. I often use these during fitness testing. Students will be tested at the start of the lesson, then tested again at the end to see their progress.

Being able to not rely on one type of assessment is key to ensure proper learning. I like really like to use types of formative assessment throughout the lesson. Exit cards or exit questions I find to see where the students are at and answer any questions they may have.