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  • 1. getting there together: assessing student learningbuffy j. hamiltonnjasl 2011CC image via http://goo.gl/jYKZv
  • 2. assessment is often the missing piece in our collaborative efforts with classroom teachers Source: Harada & Yoshina, 2006
  • 3. “are we invisible or visible andindispensable teaching partners?” Source: DuPre, 2008 from challenges identified by Dr. Violet H. Harada, AASL Fall Forum 2006
  • 4. “do we view assessment as intuitive and incidental or integral and intentional to learning?” Source: DuPre, 2008 from challengesCC image via identified by Dr. Violet H. Harada, AASL Fallhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/houseofcards/94935329/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/ Forum 2006
  • 5. why should school librarymedia specialists play an activerole in theassessmentof student learning?
  • 6. we cannot truly claim our role as teacher or providedirect evidence of the impact of library programs onstudent achievement without playing an active rolein the assessment of student learning
  • 7. “The school library media program is guided by regular assessment of student learning to ensure the program is meeting its goals.” Source: American Association of School Librarians, 2009, p. 27 Original photograph by Buffy J. Hamilton
  • 8. embed yourself in the instructional design processCC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/eloctre/4989097223/sizes/l/in/photostream/
  • 9. backwards designlearning outcomes assessments learning experiences and instruction
  • 10. identify specific learning targets Source: Harada & Yoshina, 2006
  • 11. look for criteria to help us assess how well students achievethe targets and state the criteria clearly in terms of desiredbehavior using language students can understandSource: Harada & Yoshina, 2006 CC image via http://goo.gl/AlAQC
  • 12. select a strategy or tool to conduct theassessment Source: Harada &CC image via http://goo.gl/wX9UI Yoshina, 2006
  • 13. design a performance task for studentsdemonstrating their achievement of a learning target Source: Harada & Yoshina, 2006CC image via http://goo.gl/Aiwh0
  • 14. these “snapshots” of student work provide usconcrete evidence to adjust our instructionand better meet learner needsSource: Harada & Yoshina, 2006 CC image via http://goo.gl/hdoH7
  • 15. FormativeSelf Summative
  • 16. process product
  • 17. formativeassessment: the measurement of knowledge and skills during the process of learningSource: Stripling, 2007/2009, pp. 167-68
  • 18. Formative Assessment Formative assessments engage the school library media specialist, classroom teacher, and student in thinking about the learning process while it is happening so that adjustments can be made if needed Ongoing and reflective in nature Frames teachers and students as partners in learningSource: Stripling, 2007/2009, pp. 167-68
  • 19. Examples of Teacher Led Formative Assessments Checklists Rubrics Exit cards or slips Observation checklists “Consultations” or mini-interviewsSource: Stripling, 2007/2009, pp. 167-68
  • 20. Examples of Student Led Formative Assessments Reflecting (learning logs  Questions or blogs, notetaking)  Sharing, Reciprocal Video recorded Teaching reflections/narratives  Peer Review Graphic organizers (KWL charts, concept maps/mind mapping, idea webs)Source: Stripling, 2007/2009, pp. 167-68
  • 21. summativeassessment is themeasurement of knowledgeand skills at the end of aprocess of learning inorder todetermine the amount and quality of learning Source: Stripling, 2007/2009, pp. 167-68
  • 22. Summative Assessments Presentations  Multimedia creations (Voice Thread, Video, Portfolios Glogster) Text based papers  Tests/Exams Reflective narratives  Performance based tasksSource: Stripling, 2007/2009, pp. 167-68
  • 23. student self-assessment:who is in charge ofyourlearning?
  • 24. Standards for the 21st Century Learner in ActionOriginal photography by Buffy J. Hamilton
  • 25. Benefits of Student Self-Assessment Encourages participatory learning Increases intrinsic motivation Helps students construct new meanings Helps cultivate a sense of ownership of learning and agency over learning environmentSource: Harada, 2010
  • 26. Possibilities for Self Assessments Forms of formative assessment can be adapted Students can participate in evaluating themselves with a rubric Transforming traditional types of self- assessment tools into virtual learning spacesSource: Harada, 2010
  • 27. how does this process look in real worldpractice?CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/nhuisman/3168683736/sizes/l/
  • 28. formative and summative assessments
  • 29. 1.2.5 Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or 1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden andstrategies when necessary to achieve success. deepen understanding.conversations via active reflection andmetacognition
  • 30. google forms
  • 31. Source:http://teachingsagittarian.com/2009/03/voicethread-as-a-digital-portfolio/
  • 32. Rubric Source: http://ourlostchildren.wikispaces.com/file/view/VoiceThread+Rubric.pdf
  • 33. fishbowl discussions
  • 34. recommended reads
  • 35. CC image via http://goo.gl/G4hWF
  • 36. ReferencesAbler, R. (2011, February 15). Why formative assessments matter. Retrieved from Edutopia website: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/formative-assessments- importance-of-rebecca-alberAmerican Association of School Librarians. (2009). Teaching for learning. In Empowering learners: Guidelines for school library media programs (pp. 19-27). Chicago: Author.DuPre, C. (2008, February). Assessing student learning in the school library media center. Conference presentation presented at ECU Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit.Available at http://www.ecu.edu/cs- lib/trc/upload/Assessing_Student_Learning_in_the_School_Li brary-2.pdf
  • 37. ReferencesHarada, V. H. (2007, November). From eyeballing to evidence: assessing for learning in hawaii library media centers. School Library Monthly, 24(3), 21-25. Retrieved from http://proxygsu- sche.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.a spx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=27400685&site=ehost-liveHarada, V. H. (2010, June). Self-assessment: Challenging students to take charge of learning. School Library Monthly, 26(10), 13-15. Retrieved from http://proxygsu- sche.galileo.usg.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.a spx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=51003266&site=ehost-liveHarada, V. H., & Yoshina, J. M. (2006, March). Assessing learning: The missing piece in instruction? School Library Monthly, 22(7). Retrieved from http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/articles/Harada2006v22n7p 20.html
  • 38. ReferencesHarada, V. H., & Zmuda, A. (2008, April). Reframing the library media specialist as a learning specialist. School Library Monthly, 24(8). Retrieved from http://www.schoollibrarymonthly.com/articles/Zmuda&Harada200 8v24nn8p42.html.Pappas, M. L. (2009). Designing learning for evidence-based practice. In K. Fontichiaro (Ed.), 21st century learning in school libraries (pp. 180-184). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. (Reprinted from School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2008, January, 24, [5]).Stripling, B. (2009). Assessing information fluency: Gathering evidence of student learning. In K. Fontichiaro (Ed.), 21st century learning in school libraries (pp. 166-170). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. (Reprinted from School Library Media Activities Monthly, 2007, April, 23, [8]).
  • 39. contact information buffy.hamilton@gmail.com http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com http://buffyjhamilton@wordpress.com Twitter: @buffyjhamilton