Sharing assessment & grading strategies that help students learn
Educators exploring ways to practice AFL in their classrooms will often find some parents and students a little confused as to exactly why teachers are doing what they're doing. Unfortunately, over the years schools have conditioned people to view grades as summative in nature. Many parents and students do not understand how to use feedback from a score or grade in part because they have not been given the opportunity to do so. The feedback they received wasn't formative - it wasn't…Continue
Over the past several school years as our school and division have focused on Assessment FOR Learning as a primary professional development topic, I have consistently noticed the following:
When I witness or hear about an excellent and highly effective teaching practice, essential components of Assessment FOR Learning are present.
I know that might sound like too…Continue