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During inquiry lessons, what are some ways to tell when your students are“Getting to Got It!”?
Stand for the TruthSit for a Lie We are at Crossroads Middle School today.
Stand for the TruthSit for a Lie Crossroads Middle School serves students in grades 6 – 8.
Stand for the TruthSit for a Lie If students ask no questions, you can infer all students are understanding the lesson.
Stand for the TruthSit for a Lie Student responses to open ended probing questions that are related to the lesson gives insight into their understanding.
Stand for the TruthSit for a Lie During an inquiry lesson, student written claim statements reveal student understanding when the statements are supported by the opinions of 3 fellow classmates.
Stand for the TruthSit for a Lie Their grades on summative assessments will reveal student understanding during inquiry.
Stand for the TruthSit for a Lie Evidence gained from formative assessment that is embedded throughout the learning cycle is the best way to determine student learning during inquiry.
What is Formative Assessment? I Think We Think The Research Says…
Formative Assessment Planned Process Ongoing Promotes Learning
Formative Assessment • Teachers use to: • Check for • understanding • Determine next • steps • Students use to: • Self monitor progress
Connection: Formative Assessment, Inquiry, a Learning Cycle
Focus • Assessment Link • How will I determine students’ preconceptions and prior knowledge? Engages and clarifies the ideas that learners have about the topic
Explore • Assessment Link • In what ways will I be able to detect how my students are interacting with the content? • What tools will I use to collect evidence of changes in their understanding? Enables learners to engage in hands-on explorations of the concept to be investigated
Reflect Encourages learners to discuss their observations, reconcile their ideas and assess new learning Assessment Link What opportunities will I provide for my students to reflect and self-assess? How will I use the student reflections and self- assessments?
Apply Helps learners apply their new ideas in new situations Assessment Link What are some ways I will determine my students’ ability to apply concepts and skills in new contexts?
Partners Pair - Pairs Square • Find a Partner • Read and dialogue about “Focus” phase • Each share one formative assessment idea for “Focus” phase • Record each other’s ideas • Continue until all phases are complete • Square with another pair and share strategies
C3 • Connection to prior learning • Commitment to application • Concern that you will research and resolve