Assessment for learning

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Key strategies

There are five key strategies the first one is clarifying, which means that you have to make sure that students understanding of the material. You should end a lesson with questions that helps you evaluate what the students know and don’t know. The second is effective classroom discussion this is so that every student in the classroom is engaging in classroom activities so that you know if they are learning or not. The third is providing feedback this moves the lessons forward but it’s not feedback for the students it’s for the teachers. This is a way teachers will be able to change anything that is not working well for the students or improve ways that they are teaching them. The fourth is activating the students as learning resources for one another. This is a way that every student can learn from each other they each will be able to demonstrate what they have learned from the lesson. The fifth is activating students as owners of their own learning, this is a way that teachers can teach students to try to figure out the answer on their own or asking other students before they ask the teacher for help.

Formative and summative assessments

Formative assessments are there for teachers to be able to evaluate the students; it allows them to do a check on their learning. It helps them to better understand what their student’s are retaining and what information they need to go back over. Summative assessments are the final exams which allow educators to see how well students have learned the knowledge, and if they are meeting all of the criteria’s.


In order to create a effective classroom environment you have to use both ideas, they both allow the teacher to understand what learning techniques are working and which one are not. These assessments provide feedback in their own way which can show if changes need to be made in order to assist students to become successful.