My assessment tools
Observation: observing and reporting using anecdotal notes and checklists help with initial responsesPre-testing: Identifying prior knowledge before building on with lesson will help to better rate students’ achievement and learning
Key Concepts to Focus on
A lot of questioning and discussions before the lesson.
Observation and Checklists
Writing anecdotal notes and completing checklists during the lesson.
Pairing children or placing them in groups after the lesson to make minor adjustments and work towards mastery.
Final thought on Assessment
Focusing on assessment throughout the entirety of the lesson will push for more success, rather than just formal testing at the end of a lesson. Scaffolding helps to ensure that a large group of the class can identify what concept is and move towards mastery. This also helps the teacher to work with more than just one student at a time, allowing a greater number of children to succeed. Collaboration is a key resource in learning and growth of a concept.
1. Newman, R. (2013). Teaching and learning in the 21st century: Connecting the dots . San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. *This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.
2. William, Dylan and Thompson, Marnie [Michael Rystad]. (2013, April 7). Assessment for Learning. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcLMlY6R7RM