Getting to the Heart of Assessment & Evaluation Treasure Mountain 2010 Usha James and Jo-Anne LaForty  OISE/University of ...
Who Wants to be a Millionaire Quiz  <ul><li>What is the main purpose of assessment and evaluation ? -$100.00 </li></ul><ul...
Goals/Agenda <ul><li>Setting the context and issues </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding types of assessment </li></ul><ul><li>...
Tappers and Listeners:  instructions & reflection <ul><li>Instructions: </li></ul><ul><li>If you are with a partner, desig...
Tappers and Listeners - debrief It's hard to be a tapper. The problem is that tappers have been given knowledge (the song ...
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF  ASSESSMENT— IS TO  IMPROVE  STUDENT LEARNING assessment FOR learning
Paradigm shift . . . Assessment & Evaluation   <ul><li>Old paradigm – evaluation for marks </li></ul><ul><li>- all assessm...
Here’s the library scenario <ul><li>A new teacher comes to the library and tells you that almost half her class did poorly...
WHY? <ul><li>Think about all the possible reasons why this might have happened </li></ul><ul><li>Write down each reason  <...
Sort the Reasons <ul><li>What reasons related to design of the assignment? (summative) </li></ul><ul><li>What reasons rela...
3 types of assessment <ul><li>1.  Diagnostic:  finding out what the students already know  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed...
Current Practice: Backward Design <ul><li>WHAT?  Start with the expectations (content and skills) </li></ul><ul><li>HOW?  ...
3.  Summative  <ul><li>assessment that  wraps up  a unit, activity, course, or semester.  Focuses on the student achieveme...
<ul><li>You and others in the city are interested in lobbying for _____________.  The mayor is undecided about this issue ...
Summative possible solutions <ul><li>Authentic and meaningful task </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invites critical thinking and jud...
Rubrics for Learning – evaluation tool <ul><li>Compare the two rubrics  </li></ul><ul><li>- what are two things you like <...
Rubrics for Learning – debrief <ul><li>Issues to Action Presentation Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>compared to  </li></ul><ul><...
Consider Learning Skills/Work Habits   K - 12 <ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Inde...
2. Formative <ul><li>ongoing  assessment used to monitor student performance and provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Purpos...
Thinking about formative assessment <ul><li>Go to Appendix three </li></ul><ul><li>Read each learning opportunity and deci...
Formative assessment: debrief What distinguishes formative assessment from good instruction is the addition of specific in...
1. Diagnostic: <ul><li>Gather information about prior skills  </li></ul><ul><li>and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: <...
So, what does this mean in the library <ul><li>Design the learning experience considering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading le...
New Ontario Ministry of Education document  –  draft only (to be released Spring/Summer 2010) http://www.ocup.org/resource...
Reflection <ul><li>1.  How would you approach the teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>2.  What questions would you ask now? </li></...
meets <ul><li>Library is the  heart  of the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conne...
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    1. 1. Getting to the Heart of Assessment & Evaluation Treasure Mountain 2010 Usha James and Jo-Anne LaForty OISE/University of Toronto
    2. 2. Who Wants to be a Millionaire Quiz <ul><li>What is the main purpose of assessment and evaluation ? -$100.00 </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between assessment and evaluation? - $500 </li></ul><ul><li>How can teacher-librarians support teachers in best practices of assessment? $1,000 </li></ul><ul><li>List 5 assessment strategies for learning you could use in the library to assess your students?-$10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>What is the title of new Ontario Ministry resource that is still in draft form? - $1,000,000 </li></ul>Friendly Quiz
    3. 3. Goals/Agenda <ul><li>Setting the context and issues </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding types of assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking about rubrics as an evaluation tool </li></ul><ul><li>Providing solutions: Library application </li></ul><ul><li>Reflecting on your role </li></ul>
    4. 4. Tappers and Listeners: instructions & reflection <ul><li>Instructions: </li></ul><ul><li>If you are with a partner, designate A person and B person A=Tappers and B=Listeners </li></ul><ul><li>       </li></ul><ul><li>Tappers: select a common song (e.g. Happy Birthday) and tap </li></ul><ul><li>the rhythm for the listener (no humming) </li></ul><ul><li>Listeners: once hearing the song tapped out (once </li></ul><ul><li>or twice) guess the song. </li></ul><ul><li>Switch roles </li></ul><ul><li>Not with a partner, click on the speaker icon to hear it modelled </li></ul>Reflection: Listeners: Were you able to correctly identify the song? Tappers: What were you feeling?                How might this relate to teaching and assessment?
    5. 5. Tappers and Listeners - debrief It's hard to be a tapper. The problem is that tappers have been given knowledge (the song title) that makes it impossible for them to imagine what it's like to lack that knowledge.                         Both of these groups rely on ongoing communication, but, like the tappers and listeners, they suffer from enormous information imbalances .
    6. 6. PRIMARY PURPOSE OF ASSESSMENT— IS TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING assessment FOR learning
    7. 7. Paradigm shift . . . Assessment & Evaluation <ul><li>Old paradigm – evaluation for marks </li></ul><ul><li>- all assessment was evaluated (marked & counted) </li></ul><ul><li>- focus was on “making the judgment”, deciding the mark </li></ul><ul><li>- not considered for student learning </li></ul><ul><li>New paradigm – assessment for learning </li></ul><ul><li>- multiple assessment opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>- focus on student and teacher gauging the learning, and the gaps in learning </li></ul><ul><li>- teacher can adjust practice to ensure success </li></ul>
    8. 8. Here’s the library scenario <ul><li>A new teacher comes to the library and tells you that almost half her class did poorly on the civics summative project. A number of students even plagiarized. Her department head suggested that she be pro-active and meet with you to discuss how you could support the classes next semester. </li></ul>
    9. 9. WHY? <ul><li>Think about all the possible reasons why this might have happened </li></ul><ul><li>Write down each reason </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss with a colleague </li></ul>Strategy: Think Write Share
    10. 10. Sort the Reasons <ul><li>What reasons related to design of the assignment? (summative) </li></ul><ul><li>What reasons related to process? (formative) </li></ul><ul><li>What reasons related to not knowing the students and their needs (diagnostic) </li></ul>
    11. 11. 3 types of assessment <ul><li>1. Diagnostic: finding out what the students already know </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed at the beginning of unit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Formative: monitoring student learning throughout the process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed throughout unit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Summative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Completed at end of unit </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Current Practice: Backward Design <ul><li>WHAT? Start with the expectations (content and skills) </li></ul><ul><li>HOW? Decide how students will show what they have learned & how you will monitor this (assessment) </li></ul><ul><li>Create lessons/activities for student learning and student success (working backwards) </li></ul>
    13. 13. 3. Summative <ul><li>assessment that wraps up a unit, activity, course, or semester. Focuses on the student achievement and program effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: to engage the students in showing how well they understand and apply the unit expectations </li></ul>
    14. 14. <ul><li>You and others in the city are interested in lobbying for _____________. The mayor is undecided about this issue and decides to convene a task force to study the issue and make a public recommendation. The taskforce must be made up of people who have a stake or expertise in this issue and who bring different perspectives.  </li></ul>Being an Involved Citizen See Appendix One
    15. 15. Summative possible solutions <ul><li>Authentic and meaningful task </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invites critical thinking and judgement through exploring challenging questions or problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant to their world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple perspective </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student choice & ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Clear guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on process </li></ul>
    16. 16. Rubrics for Learning – evaluation tool <ul><li>Compare the two rubrics </li></ul><ul><li>- what are two things you like </li></ul><ul><li>- what are two things you don’t like </li></ul><ul><li>- what suggestions would you make </li></ul>See Appendix Two: Rubric 1 & Rubric 2
    17. 17. Rubrics for Learning – debrief <ul><li>Issues to Action Presentation Rubric </li></ul><ul><li>compared to </li></ul><ul><li>Generic Rubric to Assess Research-based project </li></ul>Further Reading: Using Rubrics to Promote Thinking by Heidi Goodrich Andrade http://www.smallschoolsproject.org/PDFS/coho103/using_rubrics.pdf
    18. 18. Consider Learning Skills/Work Habits K - 12 <ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Work </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Self-regulation </li></ul>http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/forms/report/card/HS_Semester_Final.pdf http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/forms/report/card/ElemReport_PublicGr7to8.pdf
    19. 19. 2. Formative <ul><li>ongoing assessment used to monitor student performance and provide feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: ensure student understanding and success so teacher can modify lesson, activities and teachings </li></ul>
    20. 20. Thinking about formative assessment <ul><li>Go to Appendix three </li></ul><ul><li>Read each learning opportunity and decide if it is good instruction or formative assessment </li></ul>See Appendix Three
    21. 21. Formative assessment: debrief What distinguishes formative assessment from good instruction is the addition of specific individual feedback and comments targeted at ways of improving the student’s performance or understanding and scaffolding next steps.
    22. 22. 1. Diagnostic: <ul><li>Gather information about prior skills </li></ul><ul><li>and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>Pinpoint abilities, interests, and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Modify lessons and learning with this in mind </li></ul><ul><li>Motivate students; they understand what they are going to learn and see relevance </li></ul>
    23. 23. So, what does this mean in the library <ul><li>Design the learning experience considering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading level - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kind of learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning styles, experience with research </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Making instructional decisions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks - relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kind of instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visual – video clips, YouTube, interactive websites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Linguistic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Level of instruction </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Basic, advanced, combination </li></ul></ul></ul>
    24. 24. New Ontario Ministry of Education document – draft only (to be released Spring/Summer 2010) http://www.ocup.org/resources/documents/EDU_GS_binder_010708_BMv2.pdf
    25. 25. Reflection <ul><li>1. How would you approach the teacher? </li></ul><ul><li>2. What questions would you ask now? </li></ul><ul><li>3. Think about something you are doing with a teacher this week? Is there an idea you might try? </li></ul>3 Types of Assessment Diagnostic Formative Summative
    26. 26. meets <ul><li>Library is the heart of the school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning commons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connections with all staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment is the heart </li></ul><ul><li>of learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Authentic and challenging task to engage learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support and feedback throughout process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students’ prior knowledge & skills </li></ul></ul>Student Learning & Student Success

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