Why talk about assessment?.
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Creating Common Assessments
Submitted by LyneeTourdot
“You can enhance or destroy students’ desire to succeed in school more quickly and permanently through your use of assessment than with any other tools”
The teacher (assessment being a big part of what makes a good teacher)
At your table, share an assessment experience that either happened to you or someone close to you (good or bad)
ELL, Low Readers (High Readers)
How do we use pre-assessments?
What are some Pre-Assessments that you use, or could use for the unit/topic you are working on?
Other Names for Formative Assessment
Some examples COULD BE: (if used for giving feedback and adjusting instruction)
How are they used?
“Practice does not make perfect unless it provides the opportunity for feedback” (Darling-Hammond, 2005)
Scores none top-positive
Comments 30% all—positive
What do you think happened for the students who were given BOTH scores and comments by the teacher?
Kinds of feedback: Israel-264 grade 6 students in 12 classes in 4 schools; analysis of 132 students at the top and bottom of each class-Same teaching, same aim, same teachers, same coursework-Three kinds of feedback: scores, comments, scores and comments
What do you think happened for the students who were given both scores and comments by the teacher?
ETS, 2005, from Butler (1988) British Journal of Educational Psychology, 58, 1-14
William (1998) found that focused efforts to improve formative assessments produced learning gains greater than one-half standard deviation, which would be equivalent to raising the score of an average student from the 50th percentile (average) to the 85th percentile.
In other words, formative assessment, effectively implemented, can do as much or more to improve student achievement than any of the most powerful instructional interventions, intensive reading instruction, one-on-one tutoring, and the like.
(as cited in Darling-Hammond, 2005)
What are some Formative Assessments that you use, or could use for the unit/topic you are working on?
Other Names for Summative Assessment
How are they used?
Types of Summative Assessment:
What are some Summative Assessments that you use, or could use for the unit/topic you are working on?
(Choose a person to report out from your group)
What is a Common Assessment that you use, or could use for the unit/topic you are working on?
1. Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum
2. High Expectations of Student Achievement
3. Effective Feedback and Monitoring Progress
#1—Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum*
#2--High Expectations of Student Achievement
#2 Effective Feedback and Monitoring Progress*
*(Related to Common Assessments)
Civil War: What is most essential to remember?
Dates, Times, Battles?
or Causes of Conflict leading to the Civil War?
What is the Essential Learning for the unit/topic you are working on?
You are all done teaching that
understands that essential learning?
be assessed?* Examples…
Try one together…
Then in your group…