Balanced Assessment in the Classroom. Balanced Assessment. Learning Objectives will answer the following essential questions : What is balanced assessment ? Why is balanced assessment necessary ? What is the difference between Formative and Summative Assessments ?.
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Balanced Assessment in the Classroom
Learning Objectives will answer the following essential questions:
Assessments have various purposes, provide answers to different questions, address different users, and have varying implications for an assessment system.
Assessment FOR Learning
Assessment OF Learning
Formative Classroom Assessments FOR Learning
“A balanced assessment system is a set of interacting assessments focused on serving the needs of different consumers of assessment information for the common purpose of improving education.”
A balanced assessment system is important to determine if a student is benefitting from the instruction and what changes might be needed to enhance his or her education.
A balanced assessment system helps answer these four questions:
Types of Assessment:
What is Formative Assessment?
Formative assessment is a process used byteachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning to improve students’ achievements of intended instructional outcomes. (FAST SCASS, October 2006)
ASSESSMENT FORLEARNING--Stiggins, Arter, Chauppuisand Chauppuis, 2006
Formative and summative assessment are interconnected.
The vast majority of genuine formative assessment is informal, with interactive and timely feedback and response.
It is widely argued that formative assessmenthas the greatest impacton learning and achievement.
FORMATIVE is for learning
Taken at varying intervals to provide information and feedback that will help improve
is an assessment oflearning
Taken by students at the end of a unit or semesterto demonstrate the "sum" of what they have or have not learned.
Must be reliable, valid, and
free of bias
Evaluates student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.
a research paper
Extended wait time
Find the errors and fix them
Generating test items
Group-based end-of-topic questions
Group-based test prep
If you did know what would you say?
If you don’t know, I’ll come back to you
If you have learned it, help someone who hasn’t
Index card summaries/questions
Mini white boards
One sentence summary
One word summary
Oral questioning and interviews
Two stars and a wish
What did we learn today?
“If we wish to maximize student achievement in the U.S., we must pay greater attention to the improvement of classroom assessment. Both assessment of learning and assessment for learning are essential. But one is currently in place, and the other is not.”