Sharing assessment & grading strategies that help students learn
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At our 1/10/18 faculty meeting, teachers were asked to bring a recent and typical lesson plan with them. Meeting in groups of 3 or 4, teachers shared the details of the lesson plans with each other.
Then a few thoughts were shared with the entire group about the relationship between Assessment and Pedagogy. Sometimes we think of assessment as what happens after the pedagogy occurs. The faculty was encouraged to think of assessment as part of the pedagogy…Continue
If you've spent much time on this Network you are well aware that we promote the use of formative assessment - or Assessment FOR Learning. Formative assessments are often compared/contrasted with summative assessments. Typically, educators use the term "formative assessment" to refer to smaller checks for understanding and use the term "summative assessment" to refer to more larger assessments…Continue
Followers of this site know by now that Assessment FOR Learning is way more important than Assessment OF Learning. In order to make sure our assessment and our feedback increase student learning, we need to communicate and assess in a standards based manner.
Many schools and school systems have begun their Assessment Journeys by focusing on Standards Based Grading Policies.…Continue
This Assessment Network is dedicated to the concepts of AFL: Assessment FOR Learning. In other words, the PURPOSE of assessment is for learning to occur. It's impossible to maximize your AFL efforts if you don't assess based on content standards. That's where SBL: Standards Based Learning comes into play.
There's philosophy, and then there's Philosophy in Action. When it comes to Assessment Philosophy in Action, it doesn't get any better than LOOPING. This blog post will…Continue