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Assessment for Learning Series Overview and Introduction. Georgia Department of Education Assessment and Accountability Division. Purpose of Assessment for Learning Series.
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Assessment for Learning Series Overview and Introduction Georgia Department of Education Assessment and Accountability Division
Purpose of Assessment for Learning Series Georgia is refining its assessments for students and working to ensure that students are provided with rigorous thinking experiences that lead to the mastery of learning standards. This series provides teachers with information about major concepts, key terms and examples of classroom-based assessments.
Assessment for Learning Series Supports The Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES)The series is aligned to the Teacher Assessment Performance Standards (TAPS): • Professional Knowledge • Instructional Planning • Instructional Strategies • Differentiated Instruction • Assessment Strategies • Assessment Uses • Positive Learning Environment • Academically Challenging Environment • Professionalism • Communication
Topics in Assessment for Learning Series Series 1 Module 1: Understanding and Using Constructed Response Items in Elementary Classrooms Module 2: Understanding and Using Constructed Response Items in Middle School Classrooms Module 3: Understanding and Using Constructed Response Items in High School Classrooms Series 2 Module 4: How do I work through complex issues in student responses to items? Module 5: How can I improve students’ use of conventions through formative assessment?
Definitions of Assessment for Learning • Assessment for Learning involves “(1) teachers making adjustments to teaching and learning in response to assessment evidence, (2) students receiving feedback about their learning with advice on what they can do to improve, and (3) students’ participation in the process through self-assessment.” • Black and Wiliam (1998) • Assessment for Learning is a “formative process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning. “ • The Council for Chief State School Officers, 2010 • Assessment for Learning “pertains to the formal and informal ways that both teachers and students gather and respond to evidence of learning.” • J. Chappius, Stiggins, S. Chappius and Arter (2012)
Assess Current Knowledge Provide Feedback Redesign and Teach Assess Learning Create Lesson & Assessment Teach Using Assessment for Learning in Classrooms:A Continuous Cycle Deconstruct Standard
Web Sites to Obtain Formative Assessment Items Georgia Department of Education’s Formative Item Bank http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/OAS-Resources.aspx Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/ELA.htm http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/itempreview/sbac/index.htm Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARRC) http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/itmrlsx/default.aspx
Web Sites to Obtain Formative Assessment Items Delaware Department of Education http://www.doe.k12.de.us/aab/English_Language_Arts/linking_documents.shtml http://www.doe.k12.de.us/aab/Mathematics/assessment_tools.shtml Kentucky Department of Education http://education.ky.gov/AA/items/Pages/K-PREPItems.aspx New York State Education Department http://www.engageny.org/resource/new-york-state-common-core-sample-questions Louisiana Department of Education http://www.louisianabelieves.com/resources/library/practice-tests
Close-out • The state of Georgia’s student assessments will change to include tasks that ask students to write explanations and show their work. • The Assessment for Learning Series is designed to support teachers with understanding and using appropriate formative assessments as a classroom routine.
References Black, P. J. & Wiliam, D. (1998). Inside the black box: Raising standards through classroom assessment. Arlington, VA: Phi Delta Kappan, 80, 139-48. Chappius, J., Stiggins, R., Chappius, S., & Arter, J. (2012). Classroom assessment for student learning (2nd edition). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. Georgia Department of Education (2013). Georgia formative instructional practices online professional learning: Georgia FIP. www.gadoe.org/GeorgiaFIP Heritage, M. (2010). Formative assessment and next-generation assessment systems: Are we losing an opportunity? Paper prepared for the Council of Chief State School Officers. National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing. Los Angeles, CA: University of California