Use your knowledge of Assessment FOR Learning and Standards Based Learning to analyze the following very traditional assessment practice. Discuss your analysis with your group and leave your thoughts as replies to this discussion.
After her students take a major unit test, a teacher allows her students to write correct answers to the questions they missed. After they turn in these test corrections, the students will earn back 50% of the points they missed on the test.
Some possible topics to consider/discuss:
- How is/isn't this practice in line with the concept of assessment being for the purpose of increasing learning? Does it increase learning? Could it be improved?
- How does this practice impact the desired outcome of learning being elevated over grading?
- What is the value of the feedback students receive from this activity?
- What do you see as "pros" of this activity? What do you see as "cons"?