Insight Assessment Portal. Assessment & Reporting — Eltham North Primary School. The Reading Benchmarking Data is collected in mid-November each year.
Our Reading Recovery Teacher completes the ‘running records’ for each student in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 against the required Benchmark texts. (Having one highly-trained person to administer the assessments ensures consistency of results). Unit Leaders and class teachers receive a copy of their students’ results. This information is also communicated to the next year’s class teacher, so that they are aware of which students may require additional support. The Support Team analyse student results to determine the effectiveness of the Prep Literacy Support, Year 1/2 Literacy Support, Reading Recovery and Horizons programs for participating students. A formal written analysis of the Reading Benchmarking Data is also completed. Assessment and Reporting. Page Content.
Monitoring student growth. [Image ©Shutterstock/ michaeljung] In most areas of learning, growth occurs over extended periods of time.
The ability to read with understanding, for example, develops over many years of school. Mathematical understandings and skills also develop over many years. In fact, in most school subjects, greater knowledge, deeper understandings and more sophisticated skills develop throughout the school years. This is also true of general skills and attributes such as problem solving and interpersonal and communication skills, which may develop not only across the school years but throughout life.
Assessment & Reporting. Rationale: St Mary’s staff believe that Assessment and Reporting are integral to planned approaches to Learning and Teaching.
It provides a basis for program evaluation and continuing curriculum development. It informs teachers of areas where additional assistance is needed and develops a sense of partnership in learning among parents, teachers and students. Assessment should be valid, educative, explicit, fair and comprehensive. Assessment Tools. These tools are for immediate use with students in the classroom.
They are suitable for use in many different contexts and are aimed at improving assessment practices. A range of schools across Victoria have used some of these tools and their feedback and suggestions for use are included. The tools are grouped under the following headings: Graphic organisers - tools to visually represent thoughts, ideas, knowledge and concepts. Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning. The following excerpt is from “Leaders of Their Own Learning: Transforming Schools Through Student-Engaged Assessment,” by Ron Berger, Leah Rugen, and Libby Woodfin.
This excerpt is from the chapter entitled “Using Data With Students.” At Genesee Community Charter School in Rochester, New York, third-grade teacher Jean Hurst leans in and listens intently as her student, Jacelyn, reads aloud. Hurst is listening for greater fluency in Jacelyn’s oral reading, a skill they have been working on for several weeks. As she listens, she hears greater cadence and confidence in Jacelyn’s voice. Hurst is careful to note miscues and the length of time it takes Jacelyn to read the passage. Students Unpack a Learning Target. Building Foundations for Life. Purpose of Assesment at Immanuel The main aim of assessment at Immanuel Primary School is to provide feedback on the learning process and the development of the five essential elements to inform further learning.
10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds. 10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds by TeachThought Staff Good assessment is frequent assessment.
Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you exactly what a student understands. More commonly, the return will be significantly lower as the wording of questions, the student’s sense of self-efficacy, or other factors diminish their assessment performance. This makes a strong argument for frequent assessment, as it can be too easy to over-react and “remediate” students who may be banging against the limits of the assessment’s design rather than their own understanding.
It is a huge burden (for both teachers and students) to design, write, complete, grade, and absorb the data into an instructional design sequence on a consistent basis. Simple Assessments The word “simple” here is misleading. 1. 2. 3. 4. How To Make Lesson Objectives Clear To Students. Dial Up Your Formative Assessment Technique. In my role as assessment coach and consultant, I have had many conversations about the differences between formative assessment as a form of testing, and formative assessment strategies that become part of instructional pedagogy.
A common misconception among educators is the use of formative assessment as a noun, when in fact the research frames formative assessment as a verb. Capturing the strategies that move learning forward can be tricky, but Teaching Channel has some great examples of practical ways that teachers can implement formative assessment. In his book Embedded Formative Assessment, Dylan Wiliam reminds us that, “The shorter the time interval between eliciting the evidence and using it to improve instruction, the bigger the likely impact on learning.” Wiliam, along with other assessment gurus (Hattie, Stiggins, Heritage, Brookhart, and countless others) have been encouraging the use of formative classroom strategies for many years. 5 Templates to Use for Self-Directed Learning Projects. I’ve written man article about self-directed learning over the last couple of years, and more people are inquiring about simple steps to get started.
How do you plan for students to engage in self-directed learning projects within a school or home school environment? There are several answers to that question, one focused upon how to help students cultivate the skills and mindset for self-directed learning. However, another part is simply focused on how to help students plan and propose their first projects.
Search. Cybraryman Internet Catalogue. My Goal Mavens @coolcatteacher@angelamaiers@wmchamberlain Each year I had my students write their learning goals or resolutions for the year on the first day of school. I had them review and update them periodically throughout the school year. (Thanksgiving, 100th Day, New Year's, Valentine's Day...) I kept their resolutions (on paper & online) and returned them at the end of the school year. Your Back-To-School Backpack: Support For The New School Year. Welcome to Teaching Channel’s very own Back-To-School Backpack. We’ve filled it with four fresh notebooks on subjects we know are important to think about at the start of the school year. While brand new notebooks with blank pages are exciting, it’s also comforting to have some starter ideas.
Each notebook contains carefully selected links to related Teaching Channel content that can support you in the back-to-school journey. What Is Formative Teaching As It Relates To Learning? Everyone in education has heard of formative assessment. At first, we may think of it as something we collect and reflect on after school, such as an exit ticket or other quick assessment. But what if we shift thinking of it as an after class event to a during class event? We can use formative assessment at any time during a lesson in order to inform instructional decisions. Then it becomes an experience for both teacher and student that happens throughout the class, not just a one time shot when the student is gone from my presence. Formative Assessment Practices To Support Student Learning. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is an organization of member states committed to providing tools and resources that support teaching and learning.
The three core components of the Smarter Balanced Assessment System are summative assessments, interim assessments, and formative assessment practices. The videos in this series demonstrate how teachers implement the intent of the Common Core State Standards using the Formative Assessment Process. They were created as components of interactive modules in the Smarter Balanced Digital Library, but we are pleased to share them with you on Teaching Channel’s website. 10 ways to encourage student reflection… Split Screen Teaching Optimal learning occurs when students are active participants in their own learning, rather than passive recipients of teacher-delivered content.
For this to be effective, students really need to think about their learning. I worked with a group of teachers recently who felt their young students were not capable of writing meaningful reflections for their end of semester reports. That might be true. Reflecting on and refining assessment tasks. Formative Assessment Tools & Resources. Teaching Strategy of the Week. Strengthening Lessons With A Student Work Protocol. As the chill in the air gets chillier, and your stacks of student work pile up like fallen leaves, why not pause, take a breath, and take a moment to look at that student work in a new way.
Sure, you need to look at the work to assess student progress, provide feedback, and celebrate student successes, but you can also use it to assess, refine, and celebrate your own work. The EQuiP Student Work Protocol is one way to do just that. In part one of our series with Achieve.org, we introduced you to their work with EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products), an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core. We took a close look at EQuIP’s rubrics and process for evaluating lessons for Common Core alignment, and saw the power of teachers viewing and discussing a lesson together.
In this video, you’ll learn five steps for examining a single instructional task within a lesson or unit in order to assess Common Core alignment. Teachingchannel. Teachingchannel. Teachingchannel. Edutopia finley 53 ways to check understanding 2016. Edutopia. Edutopia. Erin: There's been a wonderful real-time change in the way we're able to adapt to student needs. Marguerite: What formative assessment am I using daily, so that I can measure whether or not in that class period, kids are learning the material?
A good Exit Ticket can tell whether or not a kid has a superficial understanding of the information, or has some depth of understanding. And then the next day the teacher can differentiate their lesson based on student needs. An Exit Ticket is a formative assessment linked to the objective of the lessons. Developing your assessment skills. Rethinking formative and summative assessment. [Image © Shutterstock/bikeriderlondon] Focusing on ownership of learning… Hacking Feedback. I have a love-hate relationship with giving feedback. Hacking Feedback: Strategies and Tools. This is part two of a three-part series by Sean on reforming feedback.
Edutopia. Tch Back-To-School-Backpack: Assessment. Success criteria and rubrics. Your Back-To-School Backpack. News. Internet Catalogue. 3 The task. 60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know. 7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback. Purely Paperless: Reading and Writing Conferences Made Easy with Confer. The Student Assessment Tools Collection by Rick Thomas. Rubric. Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think! The Power of the Formative Assessment. Exit Slips. The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment. Metacognition. 3 The task. Use Seesaw To Create A Learning Journal In Your Classroom. Reporting and Assessment — Doncaster Primary School.
Praise The Process Build A Growth Mindset. AC History Units. 5 Reasons You Should Seek Your OWN Student Feedback.