Assessment for Learning: School Based Experience. Principal Liu Ah Chuen Christian Alliance SW Chan Memorial College 13/12/2013. Asse ssment & Curriculum Alignment. Learning Objectives. Teacher Perspective. Learning Outcomes. Teaching Activities.
Principal Liu Ah Chuen
Christian Alliance SW Chan Memorial College
To the teacher, assessment is at the end of the teaching-learning sequence of events, but to the student it is at the beginning. If the curriculum is reflected in the assessment, the teaching activities of the teacher and the learning activities of the learner are both directed towards the same goal. In preparing for the assessments, students will be learning the curriculum.
Source: Biggs, J. (2003). Aligning teaching for constructing learning. The Higher Education Academy.
Assessment AS Learning
Current status: How are we doing?
Establish what needs to be done to get them there
Assessment FOR Learning
Assessment OF Learning
Establish where learners are going
Establish where learners are in their learning
LEARNING Curriculum Goal
In Assessment for Learning, teachers use assessment as an investigable tool to find out as much as they can about what their students know and can do, and what confusions, preconceptions, or gaps they might have.
The wide variety of information that teachers collect about students’ learning processes provides the basis for determining what they need to do next to move student learning forward. It provides the basis for providing descriptive feedback for students and deciding on groupings, instructional strategies, and resources.
Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth. (2006). Rethinking Classroom Assessment with Purpose in Mind, p. 29.
Teachers also use assessment for learning to enhance students’ motivation and commitment to learning. When teachers commit to learning as the focus of assessment, they change the classroom culture to one of student success.
Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth. (2006). Rethinking Classroom Assessment with Purpose in Mind, p. 30.
Assessment for learning occurs throughout the learning process. It is interactive, with teachers: