Sharing assessment & grading strategies that help students learn
Because Assessment FOR Learning principles are the basic principles of how people learn anything - from learning to walk to doing Algebra or from driving a car to writing an essay - I often find examples of AFL in everyday life. Here's an example I came across when reading the November 17, 2014, issue of Sports Illustrated.
Grant Wahl wrote an article entitled, The Toast of Munich, about Bayern Munich, one of Europe's great soccer clubs. In writing about their relatively new…Continue
This past year I was asked to lead a workshop on the topic of Assessment FOR Learning for a school division's teachers.
Teachers, tired from a long and full day of teaching/wrestling with children, filed into an auditorium for the "wonderful opportunity" of hearing me speak for about an hour and a half on the topic of formative assessment.
The topic of grading came up - as it always does when…Continue