Race to the Top~November Session. Formative Assessment . Understanding of individual students Types of assessment. In-depth understanding of individual students. Sharing learning intentions and criteria for success. Crafting discussions, questions, and learning tasks.
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In-depth understanding of individual students
Crafting discussions, questions, and learning tasks.
Providing feedback that moves learning forward.
Activation students as the owners of their own learning.
Encouraging students to be instructional resources for one another.What is formative assessment?
When the cook tastes the soup, that’s formative; when the guests taste the soup, that’s summative.
Using evidence of learning to adapt instruction to meet students’ immediate learning needs
Five Key Strategies
Self Assessment Modeling by Teacher
Clear understanding of intended learning by educator
Climate for learning in classroom
Is the culture in your classroom one where students feel safe to ask questions or insert discussion?
What do you expect from your students?
Do they know what you expect?
Are you monitoring their progress on in-class assignments?
Have you shared your rubric for performance based assessments?Success criteria
John Hattie (1992)Using feedback to enhance achievement
Tells learners how they compare to others or provides a judgment summarizing the quality of the learning.
Specific information in the form of written comments or conversations that helps the learner understand what he or she needs to do to improve.Descriptive feedback
Guiding future thinking
“Formative assessment requires that pupils have a central part in it……unless they come to understand their strengths and weaknesses, and how they might deal with them, they will not make progress.”
Harlen & James, 1997Self Reflection
Using the “Chalk Talk” protocol, participants at each table will work together to answer this question:
“What are the characteristics of a good evidence
gathering technique or tool?”Peer partners