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October 2010 Blog Posts (4)

AFL and Learning to Drive

Have you ever watched a teenager prepare for the DMV Learner's Permit test? If you have, then you'll know what I mean when I say that it is an excellent example of Assessment FOR Learning.


(As an aside, I'm having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that my oldest child is now learning to drive a car. Kaitlin is everything I could ask for in a daughter with one exception - she has moved beyond the age of 8!)


The Virginia Department of Motor…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 22, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Do they know if they know?

Here's a quick and easy way to analyze how well you are applying AFL principles in your classroom:


If a parent were to ask his or her child how they were doing in your class, could the child give an accurate, detailed, and specific answer about his or her progress?


If you are regularly providing descriptive feedback to students then they should be able to tell their parents not only if they are doing well or not, but also what their…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 13, 2010 at 2:52pm — No Comments

An Assessment Becomes a Learning Tool

Today I had the privilege of observing a Salem High School Algebra 1 Part 1 class being taught by Jennifer Shannon. I watched a teacher very intentionally make sure that her classroom assessment - in this case the test she had given the previous day - was used as a LEARNING TOOL instead of simply a GRADING TOOL.


Essentially Mrs. Shannon allowed…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 8, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Practical Examples of AFL to Try in Your Classroom

The Assessment Network has grown to the point where that it now contains many different examples of how the power of assessment can be maximized in the classroom. These ideas are scattered throughout the site. To make this site easier to navigate, this one blog will include links to all of the other classroom AFL examples. It's sort of like an AFL Wal-Mart - everything you need in one blog!

 

Please note that while these blog posts are grouped by content area, the vast…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 1, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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