Assessments for Learning
by Aretha Kubera
- Strategy #1 - Be clear and concise when explaining the goal(s) and intentions of of the lesson(s) being taught;
- Strategy #2 - Facilitate constructive discussions, tasks and activities to allow students to maximize their thought process;
- Strategy #3 - Provide feedback that would allow students want to continue want to learn more and increase their thirst for knowledge;
- Strategy #4 - Create an environment where students can partner together so that they can learn from one another, but also connect with each other; and
- Strategy #5 - Motivate students to be accountable for their learning. Giving students the tools to do research on their own to support their theory.
One example that struck my interest was allowing students to be mentors to other students giving the opportunity to learn from each other. I think this would create a great bonding experience, but also allow the students to learn at their own pace on a 1:1 basis. Another example that I like was "C3B4ME," directing the students to being researching information to learn on their own prior to consulting the teacher.
Formative vs. Summative Assessments
According to the Arizona Western College (n.d.), a summative assessment tests the final product/outcome of the lessons taught to the students. The results of this type of assessment can determine whether the teacher's methods of teaching were effective in a positive or negative manner.
Formative and Summative Assessment. (n.d.). Retrieved April 24, 2015, from https://www.azwestern.edu/learning_services/instruction/assessment/resources/downloads/formative and_summative_assessment.pdf