Every student is uniquely individual, therefore, to accurately gain insight into students knowledge, understanding, and abilities, it is important to use a variety of evaluative tools.
Principle #3: (Immediate Feedback)
Students should receive immediate feedback from their teachers as it encourages and motivates
Creating Marks for a Report Card
Encouraging Self Improvement
Reporting and Discussing Students with Parents
Use of a learning journal can help students to track how far they have come in their learning and give them something to be proud of.
http://rapidbi.com/management/learninglogs-learningjournals/ My Learning Journal What were three main things I learned from this unit? What have I changed my mind about, as a result of this session? What did we not cover that I expected we should? One thing I learned in this session that I may be able to use in future is… I am still unsure about…
Do you believe that final grades are representative of a students learning?
How do you plan to differentiate evaluation to include all learning styles and make evaluation fair?
Two forms of evaluation are often referred to as summative and formative.
Definition: Evaluation that leads to on-sight decision-making.
An example of formative evaluation would be a mad minute in math class, it is quick and allows you to know if the students are learning a particular topic in class.
Definition: Evaluation that wraps-up and serves as a final grading of what students have learned after the topic or unit has been completed.
An example of summative evaluation would be a final exam or a report card that gives final grades.
If we are evaluating everything this would mean not all evaluations would be formal.
What are the benefits of constant evaluation?
By evaluating everything it shows students that what you as a teacher are asking students to do is important.
By evaluating constantly you can easily have enough material to create a formal final evaluation such as a report card.
When students know their work will “count for marks” they tend to take their work seriously and strive to do well on assignments.
There are 2 problems with constant evaluation,
Students think that the only form of evaluation is a test
Students become dependant on marks as a way to motivate themselves, while learning is supposed to be a self motivating activity
There are many different forms of evaluation besides exams
Cooperative skills, ie: group work
Assessing knowledge and comprehension
Assessing the application of skills
Assessing higher level thinking skills (including analysis and synthesis)
Assessing critical thinking
Student- created Review Games
Writing Rap Songs
Skits and plays
Quizzes and Tests
Creating Word webs
Creating Quality Presentations
Completing Job Applications
Designing a community
Students Decide Goals
Students Become the Teacher
Students Design and carry out Questionnaires
Goal/Intent/Focus/ Objective Nancy Brittany G Teresa Brittany K