New Syllabus Mathematics Professional Development Jakarta 5 October 2012 Dr Yeap Ban Harwww.banhar.blogspot.com
New Syllabus Mathematics Professional Review the concept of assessment Development Jakarta Lesson for to facilitate assessment 5 October 2012 Dr Yeap Ban Har Examples of formal paper-and-pencil assessment Workshop to design assessment tasks Summary: Effective assessment strategieswww.banhar.blogspot.com
What isAssessment?The classdiscussedwhatconstitutesassessment.
What isAssessment? • collecting data • interpreting data about students’ ability in and attitude towards a particular subject
Basic Skill • ability • do students know basic skills and concepts?
FamiliarApplication • ability • can student apply basic skills and concepts to familiar situations?
Explanation which is based on specific cases Explanation which is based on general caseThis is given to advanced learners to push their thinking.
Thee-PartLesson Format Part 1 – Anchor TaskAssessmentTools• Anchor Task• Student Journal • Can (struggling) students substitute and evaluate expressions? • Can (advanced) students propose a general method? • Can students communicate (oral and written)?
Six-ItemHomework Two homework items basedFormat on the very same type of tasks discussed – e.g. given points, find distance. Students know that they are expected to be able to do this confidently. Two homework items which are direct applications – e.g. given the distance between two points are (0, k) and (k, 0) is 10 units, find the value(s) of k. The anchor task does not deal with this.
Six-ItemHomework Two homework items whichFormat are unusual or complex applications.
What isimportant to Ability to performassess? mathematical skills Ability to apply to various situations including unusual ones Ability to communicate Ability to collaborate
Three-PointReport John can do … but is unable to do … What I plan to do with John is … Perhaps, at home you can support by ….
SummaryToday, we discussed the use of AnchorTasks to facilitate assessment. We alsorecommend the use of Student Journal.The Six-Items Homework format isanother assessment tool discussed. Forsummative assessment, Table ofSpecifications ensure the design ofcomparable tests. The Three-Point Reportprovides parents with the informationthey need.
Referenceshttp://www.edexcel.com/i-am-a/student/Pages/Pastpapers.aspxThere are many past-year Question Papers with Mark Scheme forvarious examinations including GCSE and subjects at this site.http://www.freeexampapers.com/Many examples of well-set summative assessment items for use in testsand examinations. Also serve as good guide to phrasing examinationquestions is a clear manner.