Portfolio Assessment Ways of getting young learners to assess themselves Presented by Lee Knight
Your Thoughts… <ul><li>What is Assessment? </li></ul><ul><li>Why assess? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you assess? </li></ul><u...
What is ‘Assessment’? <ul><li>Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>‘A way of providing feedback on learning and teaching.’  </li>...
Why ‘Assess’ students? <ul><li>Identify progress </li></ul><ul><li>Check on a particular skill </li></ul><ul><li>Move leve...
Benefits from Assessment <ul><li>Adjust teaching plans </li></ul><ul><li>Design future plans </li></ul><ul><li>Involve pup...
Pupils’ views on Assessment <ul><li>Through songs </li></ul><ul><li>In groups </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly environment </li>...
On-going versus Overall Assessment <ul><li>On-going Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>Often called ‘Formative’ </li></ul><ul><...
On-going versus Overall Assessment <ul><li>Overall Assessment : </li></ul><ul><li>Often called ‘Summative’ </li></ul><ul><...
Attributes of a Portfolio <ul><li>CRADLE </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting </li></ul><ul><li>Asses...
Can children assess their own language? <ul><li>Tree : Picture of tree, very basic sentences/pictures, use of L1 and L2, e...
Targets of Assessments Any age (written) Unstructured Detailed Older learners Semi-structured More complex Young learners ...
Benefits of self Assessment <ul><li>Pupils do not always have teachers to provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Helps student...
Summary <ul><li>What assessment is:  </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils’ views on assessment:  </li></ul><ul><li>On-going/Final Asse...
Ideas and Activities for P.A <ul><li>Carol Read:  </li></ul><ul><li>500 Activities – For the primary classroom </li></ul><...
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Ways of getting young learners to assess themselves through ‘portfolio assessment’

  1. 1. Portfolio Assessment Ways of getting young learners to assess themselves Presented by Lee Knight
  2. 2. Your Thoughts… <ul><li>What is Assessment? </li></ul><ul><li>Why assess? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you assess? </li></ul><ul><li>Your (+) or (-) thoughts on assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios are… </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways do S’s think they should be assessed? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is ‘Assessment’? <ul><li>Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>‘A way of providing feedback on learning and teaching.’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why ‘Assess’ students? <ul><li>Identify progress </li></ul><ul><li>Check on a particular skill </li></ul><ul><li>Move level </li></ul><ul><li>Suitable for specific level </li></ul><ul><li>Split classes </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnose problem and/or strengths </li></ul><ul><li>Find out whether pupils like/dislike certain things or activities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Benefits from Assessment <ul><li>Adjust teaching plans </li></ul><ul><li>Design future plans </li></ul><ul><li>Involve pupils more/less in certain areas </li></ul><ul><li>Move S’s to other groups </li></ul><ul><li>Give feedback on strengths and problem areas to work on </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pupils’ views on Assessment <ul><li>Through songs </li></ul><ul><li>In groups </li></ul><ul><li>Friendly environment </li></ul>
  7. 7. On-going versus Overall Assessment <ul><li>On-going Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>Often called ‘Formative’ </li></ul><ul><li>Done on daily basis </li></ul><ul><li>Intentionally look for information on students’ progress </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure progressing in line with objectives </li></ul>
  8. 8. On-going versus Overall Assessment <ul><li>Overall Assessment : </li></ul><ul><li>Often called ‘Summative’ </li></ul><ul><li>Happens periodically (end of term, year, period of study) </li></ul><ul><li>Takes place to check achievement of certain goals or targets </li></ul><ul><li>Usually through tests or exams </li></ul>
  9. 9. Attributes of a Portfolio <ul><li>CRADLE </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting </li></ul><ul><li>Assessing </li></ul><ul><li>Documenting </li></ul><ul><li>Linking </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul>
  10. 10. Can children assess their own language? <ul><li>Tree : Picture of tree, very basic sentences/pictures, use of L1 and L2, emotions </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaire : good things, bad things, new things learned, suggestions for future </li></ul><ul><li>Diary : paragraph about what was done </li></ul>
  11. 11. Targets of Assessments Any age (written) Unstructured Detailed Older learners Semi-structured More complex Young learners Structured Simple Diary Questionnaire Tree
  12. 12. Benefits of self Assessment <ul><li>Pupils do not always have teachers to provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Helps students become more aware of own strengths/weaknesses </li></ul><ul><li>Make better opportunities for learning </li></ul><ul><li>Shows teachers pupils’ learning ‘blind spots’ </li></ul><ul><li>Shows students’ likes/dislikes </li></ul>
  13. 13. Summary <ul><li>What assessment is: </li></ul><ul><li>Pupils’ views on assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>On-going/Final Assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>3 aspects to guide on-going assessment: </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging students to assess themselves: </li></ul>
  14. 14. Ideas and Activities for P.A <ul><li>Carol Read: </li></ul><ul><li>500 Activities – For the primary classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Jayne Moon: </li></ul><ul><li>Children Learning English </li></ul>

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