You can refer back to the class prep #10 article at http://www.nmsa.org/Publications/WebExclusive/Assessment/tabid/1120/Default.aspx Best assessment is a balance of both – why do you think so? (ask to student)
It is important to inform the students that both summative and formative assessments are an integral part of information gathering. Summative Assessments are given periodically to determine at a particular point in time what students know and do not know. It can be given at class, school, district, state and national levels. The key is to think of summative assessment as a means to gauge, at a particular point in time, student learning relative to content standards. They can be used to help evaluate the effectiveness of programs, school improvement goals, alignment of curriculum, or student placement in specific programs. Formative Assessment is part of the instructional process. When integrated into the instructional process, it can inform the teachers on necessary adjustments related to the teaching process, like the content, instructional strategies, etc. while they are happening. We can think of formative assessment as &quot;practice. ” You can also use the example of the driving practice and driver ’s license test to illustrate the difference of these two kinds of assessments.
Respondus 4.0 is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Blackboard, ANGEL, Desire2Learn, eCollege, Moodle, and other eLearning systems.
This video is about Minnetonka staff uses data to differentiate instruction to students. You can play the video till 3:35. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT8mSAwIJdM What types of data do they collect? When do they make adjustments? What are the formative adjustments? What are the summative adjustments?
Definitions• What is assessment? o Formative assessment? o Summative assessment?• Reasons to assess learning o (worse reason?) Because you think you must o (better reason?) To understand how and how well your students are learning o (best reason?) To actively affect their learning EDUC W200 Week 10
WHAT IS ASSESSMENT, REALLY?• Discuss: What assessments did your teachers use in your subject areas when you were in school (K-12)? o What do you think worked? o What did not? o How did they grade a project versus a written report?One rule: standardized assessment tools like ISTEP are not an option, since those are mandatory, and not something that the teacher can choose EDUC W200 Week 10
Formative vs. Summative• Similarities & Differences? o Purposes of each o The timing of each o Forms of each• The Purposes of Each o The role of measurement o The role of correction o The role of comparison Example: Driver’s Ed vs. the actual test to get your license EDUC W200 Week 10
Types of assessment forms Assessed Knowledge Assessment Types Technology Options EDUC W200 Week 10
ASSESSMENT TOOLS Quiz Tools Rubric Tools •Google Form •Rubistar •Quizlet •iRubric •Funbrain.com •Rubric for Teachers •Zoho Challenge •Easy Test Maker Assessment tools for LMSs • Respondus EDUC W200 Week 10
Data-driven decision making• What is Data Driven Decision Making? o Your definitions? o My definition?• Why should I use this in my classroom? o Already being required for schools – NCLB o Another way to systematically examine your students’ progress and performance o Can provide you with vital information to help you improve your teaching• How can I do it? EDUC W200 Week 10