Quick Formative Assessment With MasteryConnect

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The reasons that MasteryConnect is a great tool for gathering formative assessment data in the science classroom.

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Quick Formative Assessment With MasteryConnect

  1. 1. Quick Formative Assessment Using MasteryConnect Paul Cancellieri Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy pcancellieri@wcpss.net | @mrscienceteach
  2. 2. What’s this all about? • Assessment FOR learning vs. Assessment OF learning • Recipe for Good Formative Assessment • What are the advantages of using MasteryConnect? Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  3. 3. Formative vs. Summative Formative assessments • Given during unit • Measure practice • Provide feedback to students • Don’t affect the grade Summative assessments • Given at the end of unit • Measure mastery after instruction • Feedback not as important • Used to calculate student’s grade Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  4. 4. Formative vs. Summative Summ- ative Formative Formative FormativeFormative Formative Formative Formative Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  5. 5. • Teacher keeps control over assessments • Simple to deploy • Fast to score • Easy to view data Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  6. 6. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  7. 7. Top 10 Reasons I Use Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  8. 8. #10 It’s Free. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  9. 9. Space MSL Review Assessment 1. Why do temperatures vary throughout the year? a. The Earth’s distance from the Sun varies b. The Sun’s energy output varies c. The Earth’s rotates in a tilted orbit around the Sun d. Earth’s atmosphere allows different amounts of heat in 2. How does the moon’s appearance in the sky change? a. It grows and shrinks on a monthly cycle b. It continually grows c. It continually shrinks d. It grows and shrinks on a bimonthly cycle 3. What causes Earth’s tides? a. Gravitational pull of the Sun b. “Slingshot” effect caused by asteroids c. Spinning effect of Earth’s rotation d. Gravitation pull of the moon 4. Which of the following is true about the planets in our Solar #9 YOU make the assessments. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  10. 10. #8 Unless you want to use one from another teacher. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  11. 11. #7 Assess using bubble sheets that scan with your webcam. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  12. 12. #6 Or, give assessment paper- less on an iPad. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  13. 13. #5 Web-based, so you can work on it anywhere. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  14. 14. #4 Most standards have linked resources, like Khan videos. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  15. 15. #3 EVERY question is linked to a standard Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  16. 16. #2 Clear color-coding makes it easy to tell who gets it. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  17. 17. #1 Color-coding updates with retakes to showcase those who still don’t get it. Paul Cancellieri - July 15, 2013
  18. 18. Demo
  19. 19. Quick Formative Assessment Using MasteryConnect Paul Cancellieri Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy pcancellieri@wcpss.net | @mrscienceteach

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