Assessment FOR LearningTurn and talk.What do you think Assessment FORLearning means? Introduction Examples Tools to enable AFL
Assessment FOR LearningThe ongoing process of gathering andinterpreting evidence about student learning forthe purpose of determining where students arein their learning, where they need to go, andhow best to get there. The information gatheredis used by teachers to provide feedback andadjust instruction and by students to focus theirlearning. Introduction Examples Tools to enable AFL
What can I do in my classroom to know and engage my learners? Knowing & Engaging our Learners WHO? InstructionalOrganizing Content Approaches WHAT? HOW?
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Differentiated Instruction Knowing & Engaging Making Instructional Choices Based on Students our Learners WHO? Stud ents Instructional Approaches• Diagnostics HOW?• Learning Styles Organizing Content• Prior Knowledge WHAT?• Interest • Gradual Release • Grouping • What students are learning • Thinking strategies Introduction Examples Tools to enable AFL
Assessment FOR Learning Assessment OF Learning
Assessment AS LearningThe process of developing and supporting studentmetacognition. Students are actively engaged inthis assessment process: that is, they monitor theirown learning, use assessment feedback fromteacher, self, and peers to determine next steps;and set individual learning goals. What one (1) word would you choose to represent this definition? Introduction Examples Tools to enable AAL
Will students be able to answer the following questions… What am I Overall & Specific expected to Expectations Learning Goals learn? How will I Conversationsdemonstrate Observations Success Criteriamy learning? Products How will I Instructional Descriptive Feedback improve my & Assessment Peer /Self-Assessment Strategies Goal Setting learning?
What is the goal?To improve student learning andto develop independent learners. Introduction Examples Tools to enable AAL
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Teacher-Student Relationship … helping students become independent learners requires a culture in which student and teacher learn together in a collaborative relationship … teacher acts as a “lead learner”, providing support while gradually releasing more and more responsibility to the student, as the student develops the knowledge and skills needed to become an independent learner. How will you support students to become self-directed assessors of their own learning?
Miss, are you going to mark this? Observations Assessment Tools Anecdotal Comments Descriptive Feedback What they are doing well What needs improvement What specific steps to take to improve Introduction Examples Tools to enable AAL
Assessment OF LearningHow much ‘stuff ’ do you need to make a judgement?When will you make the judgement?Why are we making judgements? Introduction Examples Tools to enable AOL
Assessment OF LearningThe process of collecting and interpreting evidence forthe purpose of summarizing learning at a given pointin time, to make judgements about the quality ofstudent learning on the basis of established criteria,and to assign a value to represent that quality. Theinformation gathered may be used to communicate thestudent’s achievement to parents, other teachers,students themselves, and others. It occurs at or nearthe end of a cycle of learning. Introduction Examples Tools to enable AOL
Assessment OF LearningHow much ‘stuff ’ do you need to make a judgement?When will you make the judgement?Why are we making judgements? What will be the currency of your classroom? Introduction Examples Tools to enable AOL
Professional Judgement Is informed by professional knowledge of… Curriculum Conversations Context Evidence of student learning is triangulated EVIDENCE Methods of assessment OF and instruction STUDENT LEARNING Criteria and standards that indicate success in student learningObservations Products Introduction Examples Tools to enable AOL
Conversations Evaluating Student WorkObservations Products Summarizes what students know and can do with respect to overall expectations and performance standards in achievement chart Achievement AND Learning Skills & Work Habits Reflects students’ most consistent achievement Gives special consideration to more recent evidence Involves teachers applying professional judgement to evidence Introduction Examples Tools to enable AOL
Think of each student:How is he/she doing?What is your evidence?Is it quality evidence?
Compare & contrast how you were evaluated as a student and how you would evaluate now.
So what’s my head fake? And what’s my double head fake?
Assessment FOR LearningAssessment Assessment AS OF Learning Learning
Apply & Extend What assessment tools have you already observed? Where do they fit in the Assessment FOR/AS/OF Learning framework?
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