Assessment for Learning

Jason Rogers-Week 4 Discussion 1

Key Strategies from the video:

Strategy #1: Clarifying, understanding, and sharing learning intentions

· Showing examples of work with different qualities

· End the lesson with an evaluative question

Strategy #2: Engineering effective classroom discussions, tasks and activity that elicit evidence of learning.

· Answer questions all at one time

· No hands up

· Mini-whiteboards (IPADS)

Strategy #3 – Providing feedback that moves learners forward

· Use examples to support your learning (use examples relevant to the student’s world)

· Feedback that uses positive acknowledgement as well as constructive

Strategy #4 – Activating Students as Learning Resources for one another

· Use checklists

· Use a color scheme to designate comprehensive of the learning. Red, Yellow and Green

Strategy #5 – Activating Students as owners of their own learning

· C3B4Me – check with three different resources before asking teacher for help

· Keep a log to reflect on their learning

The BIG five focus points on major points of curriculum

  1. Analytical
  2. Conceptual
  3. Information Management
  4. Communication
  5. Meta-Cognitive

Jason Rogers Ideas about both Formative and Summative Assessments

Summative Assessments are given to evaluate how much a student knows at a certain point in school. Summative assessments are normally given at set times and could be governed by state and federal agencies. In academics examples of summative assessment could be chapter, semester or final exams. This assessment is done usually directly after the learning has occurred and are normally for a grade which adds to their value to the student.

Formative Assessment happen daily inside the classroom while the lessons are being held in order to adjust the teaching and/or lesson plan. The Formative assessments are tools used to determine the learning of understanding by the students in time for the teacher to change the method of teaching or work with the student’s individually.

Both of these assessment types should be used during the learning time in the classroom. As the learning is in progress – formative assessments like morning quizzes (not graded) are used to identify level of learning from yesterday’s class. These quizzes can later be used to build a Summative Assessment at the end of the chapter for a formally graded assessment of information learned. Both assessment methods should be used by the teacher to assess the learning of the student – as the ability and pressure to perform on summative assessments can affect individual students.

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