The Assessment Network

Sharing assessment & grading strategies that help students learn

Featured Blog Posts (8)

LOOPING: Where AFL philosophy & SBL thinking come together!

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…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on December 21, 2016 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Standards Based Learning and Grading

This network is dedicated to promoting outstanding assessment practices - the kind of assessment practices that help students learn as opposed to simply documenting what they do or don't know.  These types of practices are known as Assessment FOR Learning (AFL) strategies - an appropriate name since they are assessment strategies that lead to learning.

One set or type of AFL strategies are those that fall into the category of Standards Based Learning…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on July 13, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Sports Analogies

As this site has grown, so has the number of sports and coaching analogies.  It seems that one way to communicate excellence in the classroom is to compare it to excellence on the field or court.  As sports-related posts/discussions/resources are added to The Assessment Network, links to them will be added to this blog, making it a one stop shop for all AFL-related sports references.


 

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 19, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Grading (as it relates to AFL)

Grading and assessment are two distinct yet overlapped topics.  This site is dedicated primarily to assessment - the getting and giving of feedback that helps teachers adjust their teaching and students adjust their learning.  However, it is impossible to talk about assessment without occasionally discussing grading.  Therefore, grading posts and resources pop up on this site from time to time.  As a way to help members find these resources, this blog post has been created as to serve as a…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on July 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Interactive AFL Faculty Meetings

For the past several years at Salem High School we have focused on AFL for the staff development portion of our faculty meetings.  This AFL Ning has played an integral role in those faculty meetings.  The Forum feature has enabled us to make our discussions more interactive and collaborative as well enable us to archive our activities for future use.

 

This blog post is a list of the AFL Forum…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on February 13, 2011 at 10:00pm — No 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

The Philosophy of AFL

This AFL site has grown to the point where that it now contains many different blogs and discussion that get to the heart of the philosophy of AFL.  In order to most effectively implement AFL strategies into the classroom, it is helpful to have a strong understanding of the overall philosophy and goals behind AFL.  These ideas are scattered throughout the site. To make this site easier to navigate, this one blog will include links to all of the blogs and posts that deal with the philosophy…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on February 12, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Communicating AFL to Students and Parents

Many of the posts on this Ning have dealt with how to communicate with students and parents about AFL practices.  Let's face it, just like AFL concepts are new to many educators, they are definitely new to many students and parents.  It's important to properly communicate with students and parents so that they understand what we we're doing and why we're doing it.  This increases the likelihood that they will benefit from your AFL methods.

 

As additional resources for…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on February 13, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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