assessment crisis the absence of assessment for learning
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Assessment Crisis: The Absence Of Assessment FOR Learning

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 37

Assessment Crisis: The Absence Of Assessment FOR Learning - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 94 Views
  • Uploaded on

Assessment Crisis: The Absence Of Assessment FOR Learning. By Richard J. Stiggins Reviewed by Teresa, Seth, Ron, Mitzi, Becky, & Shirley. “ A real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes but of seeing through new eyes.” - Marcel Proust. Introduction.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Assessment Crisis: The Absence Of Assessment FOR Learning' - aulani


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
assessment crisis the absence of assessment for learning

Assessment Crisis: The Absence Of Assessment FOR Learning

By Richard J. Stiggins

Reviewed by Teresa, Seth, Ron,

Mitzi, Becky, & Shirley

slide2
“ A real voyage of discovery consists not of seeking new landscapes but of seeing through new eyes.” - Marcel Proust
introduction

Introduction

Discuss the difference between assessment of learning and for learning.

some political viewpoints
Some Political Viewpoints:
  • Use assessment for rewards/ punishments to increase teacher/ student effort
  • Intensify intimidation associated with annual testing to force achievement
  • Fail to look at how to help students learn or be able to learn
observations
Observations:
  • School administrators have tendencies to bow down to political beliefs
  • The community wants educators to provide valid and reliable test scores
school improvement should answer these questions
School Improvement Should Answer These Questions:
  • How can we use assessments to help all our students want to learn?
  • How can we help them feel able to learn?
  • Can assessment have greater impact?
  • Can state and district assessments help our students want to learn?
  • How can we maximize the positive impact of our scores?
considerations
Considerations
  • Standardized testing goes against the “all children can learn” philosophy
  • Teachers must rely on classroom assessment for day to day decision making
  • Build assessment systems that balance training and different types of assessment
  • Healthy assessment environments need to be developed
school improvement requires
School Improvement Requires:
  • Articulation of higher achievement standards
  • Transformation of expectations into rigorous assessments
  • Expectation of accountability for student achievement
school improvement
School Improvement
  • We have set world-class standards as opposed to minimizing competencies
  • Rewards for schools producing high scores, sanctions for schools that do not
since 1990 s
Since 1990’s…
  • Involved in international assessment programs
  • Invested billions of dollars to ensure accuracy on these assessments of learning
  • Testimonial belief in the power of standardized testing, we would permit so many levels of testing to remain in place, all at same time and at a very high cost
the flaw in the vision
The Flaw in the Vision
  • Assess to motivate
  • Work hard….fail harder….succeed
  • If you try to fail and succeed, what have you done?
a more powerful vision
A More Powerful Vision
  • A more powerful vision:
    • Assessments of learning
    • Assessment for learning
      • Keep students learning and remain confident
are teachers ready
Are Teachers Ready?
  • Only 12 states require competence in assessment for teacher licensing
  • Most teacher preparation programs provide no work in assessment literacy
  • Administrators also lack training in assessment
are teachers ready con t
Are Teachers Ready?Con’t
  • Nation of educators “unschooled in the principles of sound assessment”
  • Teachers don’t know how to use assessment as a tool for teaching and learning
  • Student progress often measured incorrectly
are teachers ready con t1
Are Teachers Ready?Con’t
  • Instructional decisions based on misinformation
  • Misdiagnosis of student needs
  • Students misunderstand their own abilities to learn
  • Miscommunication regarding student progress
  • No effective assessment for learning in classrooms
relevant position statements
Relevant Position Statements
  • During 1990’s, virtually every professional teaching association adopted standards of teacher competence that include an assessment component
  • NEA, AFT, & NCME
relevant position statements con t
Relevant Position Statements con’t
  • These standards are over decade old and still have little impact on teacher and administrator prep
  • Joint commissions call for shift of emphasis from external to classroom assessment and a focus on professional development for educators
assessments of and for learning must be
Assessments of and for Learning must be . . .
  • accurate in their depiction of student achievement
  • used to benefit students
assessment of learning
Assessment of Learning . . .
  • Provides information once a year
  • Reflects large-group increases or decreases in learning
  • Gatekeepers for high-stakes decisions
assessment for learning
Assessment for learning . . .
  • Informs moment-to-moment instructional decisions
  • Manages the learning process as it unfolds
  • Diagnoses students needs during learning
stiggins posed a critical school improvement question

Stiggins posed a critical school improvement question : . .

What would happen to standardized test scores if we brought assessment for learning online as a full partner in support of student learning?

slide26

What kinds of improvements in classroom assessment practice are likely to yield the greatest gains in achievement?-Black and Wiliam (1998)

teachers applying principles of assessment for learning by
Teachers applying principles of assessment for learning by . . .
  • Increasing the accuracy of classroom assessment
  • Providing students with frequent informative feedback
  • Involving students deeply in the classroom assessment, record keeping and communication processes
reported effect sizes of one half to a full standard deviation improvement which equates to
Reported effect sizes of one-half to a full standard deviation improvement which equates to . . .
  • gains of more than 30 percentile points
  • two grade-equivalents
  • 100 points on the SAT scale
the benefits of balance for students
The Benefits of Balance For Students:
  • Confident learners because of success and student permission to take the risk to learn
  • Greater achievement for all students
  • Reduces the gap between middle and low-socioeconomic status students
  • Students in charge of their own learning
the benefits of balance for teachers
The Benefits of Balance For Teachers:
  • Students more motivated to learn
  • Instructional decisions informed by accurate information about student achievement
  • Savings in time
the benefits of balance for parents
The Benefits of Balance For Parents:
  • See higher achievement and greater enthusiasm for learning from children
  • Understand children are becoming life-long learners
the benefit to school staff
The Benefit to School Staff
  • Meet accountability standards
  • Get public recognition
  • Know how to assess for learning
action plan
Action Plan
  • Match every dollar invested for assessment of learning with development of assessment for learning
  • Launch a comprehensive, long-term professional development program for teachers and administrators to promote assessment literacy
  • Change licensing standards in every state for teachers and administrators to include assessment competency
action plan con t
Action Plan con’t
  • Change licensing standards in every state for teachers and administrators to include assessment competency
  • Require all teacher education programs to include assessment literacy for all prospective teachers
questions for the class
Questions For The Class
  • How would you advise the UNL Curriculum and Instruction professors to prepare UNL student teachers to meet the demands of assessment literacy in their future classrooms?
  • What ideas do you have to share with NDE in the process of changing licensing standards in Nebraska to provide every teacher and administrator with assessment competency?
questions for the class con t
Questions For The Class con’t

3. Finally, what are your ideas for launching a public relations campaign for educating the entire population about assessment for learning?

ad