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Summative Assessment

Click Here! Assessment is crucial part of any second language program; the teacher and the students need to have up to date information about the students’ abilities, progress and overall development in the language. » The Power of Formative Assessment. What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning. The following excerpt is from “Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry,” by Larissa Pahomov.

What Meaningful Reflection On Student Work Can Do for Learning

This excerpt is from the chapter entitled “Making Reflection Relevant.” Characteristics of Meaningful Reflection For student reflection to be meaningful, it must be metacognitive, applicable, and shared with others. Inquiring Naturally thru Mathematics: Using the Summative Task as the Provocation. I was struggling to come up with a provocation or ideas for our Shape and Space Unit.

Inquiring Naturally thru Mathematics: Using the Summative Task as the Provocation

We are doing a unit the looks at monuments, so I wanted to try and incorporate some kind of building or creating into the unit. This unit really made me think how about how I could make it engaging for students. We Aren't Using Assessments Correctly. Published Online: October 27, 2015 Published in Print: October 28, 2015, as The Effective Use of Testing: What the Research Says Commentary.

We Aren't Using Assessments Correctly

Involving students / Topics / Gathering evidence / Using evidence for learning / Home. You are here: Assessment is done with the student, not to the student As is the case with teaching and learning, assessment is a collaborative endeavour between the teacher and the student – where both want to determine what the student knows and what might be learnt next.

Involving students / Topics / Gathering evidence / Using evidence for learning / Home

Therefore, a major role for the teacher is to manage the learning culture of the classroom in order to maximise students' motivation to engage keenly with assessment. If the student is not motivated to try with the assessment, it is likely that the results will not really show what the student knows or can do. Such a result will not help either the teacher or the student to plan next steps. Learning Time Capsules – shifting the focus from achievement to progress – Making Good Humans. Here is an example of how one of our Grade 4 teachers is shifting his students’ focus from achievement to progress through the use of a math “time capsule”.

Learning Time Capsules – shifting the focus from achievement to progress – Making Good Humans

Diagnostic: This teacher looked at all the big concepts the Common Core outlined for fractions in Grade 4 and created open-ended questions to allow students to show what they already knew or thought they knew about each big idea. Students were encouraged to be risk-takers and try every question! How to Make Grades About Students Again.

Our first semester ended last week. I have been working on grades, both standards scores and letter grades, for the past 3 days. Pondering.