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Using Student Assessment to Improve Instruction

Dr. Tim Fry


Objective:

  • The teacher candidate should become more familiar with the assessment process noting the importance of assessment and how assessment can result in better instruction.


Specifically become more familiar with:

  • some underlying principles of assessment

  • things we assess

  • three categories or stages of assessment

  • various forms of assessments including alternatives to pencil and paper tests

  • reasons we assess--including using the data we collect to improve our instruction


Assessments

  • What?

  • How?

  • Why?


How does the teacher know if students are learning?

Through Assessments!


Some Underlying Principles of Assessment Include:

  • Aligned to criteria-objectives and scoring rubrics

  • More Process than Product

  • Evidence and Data should come from a variety of sources

  • Reflection and self assessment are important


What do we assess?

  • Content and Process Skills

  • What a student says, does, and writes

  • Affective and Psychomotor domains


3 Stages or Categories of Assessments

  • Diagnostic

  • Formative

  • Summative


Forms of Assessment (how)include:

Tests

Discussion Questions

Application Exercises

Quizzes

Performance Assessments

Journal Writing

Projects

Group work

Portfolios

Oral Exams


“I hate taking a test without an eraser.”


Some Reasons We Assess (Why)

  • Assign grades

  • Offer feedback to students and parents

  • Provide new learning experiences

  • Identify students’ strengths and weaknesses

  • Get feedback that will guide future instruction


  • How do you prefer to be assessed?

  • What is your least preferred way to be assessed?

  • Any type of assessment more common in your subject area? Possible reasons?


  • Is assessment important?

  • How often should we assess?

  • Should we assess in more than one way?

  • Will you use assessment to improve your teaching?


“Teaching without learning is just talking”

Angelo & Cross (1993) Classroom Assessment Techniques


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