How Do We Define a Successful Library Media Program?. Assessment Curriculum Instruction. Sharon Silva, Merrimack School District. Assessment: Formative and Summative.
Sharon Silva, Merrimack School District
Clarke, Shirley. (2001). Unlocking Formative Assessment—Practical Strategies for Enhancing Pupils’ Learning in the Primary Classroom. London: Hodder and Stoughton.
“If we think of our children as plants... summative assessment of the plants is the process of simply measuring them. The measurements might be interesting to compare and analyze, but, in themselves, they do not affect the growth of the plants. Formative assessment, on the other hand, is the garden equivalent of feeding and watering the plants - directly affecting their growth.”
Source: Formative and Summative Assessments in the Classroom
Catherine Garrison & Michael Ehringhaus
How can the library media specialist use the ICT Portfolio and other assessment tools to:
Monitor progress toward standards?
To plan interventions?
To modify teaching and learning?