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Wes Lester commented on Scott Habeeb's blog post 1/11/17 Applying SBL Philosophy
"Individualized instruction is going to be best here.  I would share the results with the students and then have them review different material.  Student #1 would be working on Standard #1 while Student #2 would be working on Standard #2.…"
Jan 11
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion Using AFL/SBL to Analyze a Common Assessment Practice: Earning Back Points on a Test
"Getting back 1/2 of the lost points is really just playing the numbers game.  I suggest finding another way for the student to demonstrate that they have learned it.  Someone at my table suggested using the test corrections for the student…"
Feb 24, 2016
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion Standards Based Learning and The Inchworm
"Our current tools don't meet our goals.  Jumprope is complicated to setup and use but in the end reports nicely"
Feb 25, 2015
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Nov 12, 2014
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion Pretend You're a "Grade Coach"
"The most recent assessment is the most accurate reflection of a student's mastery therefore retakes would replace the original grade.  What I am currently doing with this is to count the most recent assessment a higher weight and diminish…"
Nov 12, 2014
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion AFL-Related Discussion Question - SHS Faculty Meeting 1/22/13
"Quiz and drill on the day's lesson and or use sorting cards."
Jan 22, 2013
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion AFL-Related Discussion Question - SHS Faculty Meeting 10/24/12
"Most common - Card sorting, whiteboards Least common - questioning"
Oct 24, 2012
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion SHS Staff Development - 3/23/12 - Homework Discussion
"1. AFL and HW can go hand in hand as mastery can be checked by examining the HW. 2. Yes and No.  Our group varied from after class practice to HW equaling a significant portion of a student's grade, however all stated that the HW is…"
Mar 23, 2012
Wes Lester commented on Scott Habeeb's blog post A sure sign that you don't really get AFL...
"This whole idea of AFL and having students practice the content over and over has totally changed my teaching over the past - I wish my high school teachers and especially my teachers in college had been aware of this!!!"
Jan 11, 2012
Wes Lester liked Scott Habeeb's blog post A sure sign that you don't really get AFL...
Jan 11, 2012
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion Sample AFL Growth Objectives - Created BY Educators FOR Educators
"Objective: During the 2011-2012 school year I will have a 3-column chart for each unit of study that I teach.  Each student will have their own chart and will be able to check the topics as "Got it!", "Still Getting It", or…"
Mar 23, 2011
Wes Lester left a comment for Scott Habeeb
"Thanks, I am now officially twice as old as any student I have ever had........"
Oct 30, 2010
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"Happy Birthday!"
Oct 29, 2010
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion SHS Staff Development - 5/12/10 - Plans for AFL Objective
"By June 2010, I will have shown my students how to interpret their feedback from me in regards of how to use the information, modify their studying, and thereby mastering more content. Exactly how I will do this will be developed and changed as…"
May 12, 2010
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion SHS Staff Development - 3/10/10 - Results of AFL Survey
"Our group had a really productive discussion on re-takes and how to hold students accountable to really study the first time instead of waiting until the retake. Have them complete and work with them on mastery of review material prior to the retake…"
Mar 10, 2010
Wes Lester replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion SHS Staff Development - 1/13/10 - Whiteboards - An example of AFL
"The white boards would also be great for assisting the students in learning processes like the rock cycle and the formation of clastic sedimentary rocks."
Jan 13, 2010

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Salem High School
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Earth Science Teacher
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At 3:24pm on October 29, 2010, Scott Habeeb said…
Happy Birthday!
At 2:21pm on October 28, 2009, Scott Habeeb said…
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At 2:45pm on September 3, 2009, Scott Habeeb said…
Welcome to Assessment FOR Learning. Thanks for joining!

Please take a moment to introduce yourself by replying to the Introductions Forum. Also, I would suggest clicking on the "Read 1st" tab at the top of the main page. This could give you some good ideas for using this site.

Feel free to add any ideas, blog posts, forum discussions, or videos that you think would be helpful to people as they are considering AFL in their classroom/schools.

If you have ideas for content that should be added, feel free to let me know.

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