Presentation on theme: "ASSESSMENT LEADERSHIP SERIES FEEDBACK, INQUIRY AND DEEPER LEARNING Session 2 JANUARY 23 2013 Linda Kaser & Judy Halbert."— Presentation transcript:
ASSESSMENT LEADERSHIP SERIES FEEDBACK, INQUIRY AND DEEPER LEARNING Session 2 JANUARY Linda Kaser & Judy Halbert
Where we are headed today To review how learning intentions have been applied – and what has been learned To consider the FOUR questions and what you have learned To understand the power of descriptive feedback To explore the spiral of inquiry and potential applications To commit to further action
Clear learning intentions Criteria for Success Descriptive Feedback Questions for Evidence of Learning Peers as Learning Resources Learners owning their own learning Six Key Strategies
‘Descriptive feedback is the key to successful assessment for learning. Students learn from the assessment when the teacher provides specific, detailed feedback and direction to each student to guide his or her learning.’ From “Rethinking Classroom Assessment with Purpose in Mind”. Western and Northern Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Education.
The most powerful single moderator that enhances learning is feedback. John Hattie
What Then Is Effective Feedback? QUALITY FEEDBACK SHOULD: focus on the learning intention of the task occur as the learners are doing the learning provide information on how and why the learner understands and misunderstands provides strategies to help the learner to improve assist the learner to understand the goals of the learning
Evaluative Vs Descriptive Feedback Evaluative Feedback provides judgments of: value or appropriateness of responses correctness or incorrectness
Evaluative Vs Descriptive Feedback Descriptive Feedback provides: descriptions of why a response is appropriate descriptions of what students have achieved suggestions of a better way of doing something prompts to suggest ways students can improve
Weaker feedback Learners are given only the knowledge of their own score or grade; often described as ‘knowledge of results’.
STRONG FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT FEEDBACK Learners are given information about what is working, some explanation and specific activities to undertake in order to improve.
Connecting Learning Intentions and Feedback Excerpt from Clarity in the Classroom Ch 5. Assessment is a Good Thing p Excerpt from Embedded Formative Assessment p. 129 – 132 Excerpt from International Guide to Student Achievement p
Criteria for Success & Feedback How will you use the BC performance standards to help learners internalize the criteria? How will you determine that learners are improving – short and longer term? What evidence sources will you use? What indications of learner engagement will you look for?
Working with a Spiral of Inquiry
Spirals of Inquiry for Equity and Quality Halbert & Kaser February 2013
Spiral of Inquiry What’s going on for our learners? How do we know? Why does it matter?
Focusing Where are we going to put our attention?
Developing a Hunch What’s leading to this situation? How are WE contributing to it?
New Professional Learning How and where will we learn more about what to do?
Taking Action What will we do differently?
Checking How will we check that we made enough of a difference?
Between Now and April The four questions: What are you doing? What are you learning? Learning Intentions: How are you communicating and checking that learners understand what it is they are intended to be learning? Descriptive Feedback: What changes are you making in the way you provide feedback to your learners? What are your observations? Spiral of Inquiry: How are you using an inquiry spiral to create focus and to deepen learning – of young people and adults?