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Formative Assessment Institute Presented by: Dr. Pam Lange
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Outcomes To reconnect with colleagues. To continue dialogue about the Seven Strategies of Formative Assessment. To continue dialogue about the importance of student involvement and peer assessing. To discuss how to move forward with formative assessment as it pertains to CCSS.
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Seven Strategies for Assessment FOR Learning Where am I going? 1.Provide a clear and understandable vision of the learning target. 2.Use examples and models of strong and weak work. Where am I now? 3. Offer regular descriptive feedback. 4. Teach students to self-assess and set goals. How can I close the gap? 5. Design lessons to focus on one aspect of quality at a time. 6. Teach students focused revision. 7. Engage students in self-reflection and let them keep track of and share their learning.
Who Are We Really? If you could have the dream job, what would it be? What have you always dreamed about doing? Stand up and introduce yourself to the group using your “new career title”. In addition, tell us the best part of your job.
What you told me… Human Histogram Results: Strong and Weak Student Work Next Steps in Learning Exit Card Results Self-assessment/Peer reviewing (how to get started) Always thinking about next steps Students setting goals
Assessment FOR learning is a particularly strong student-focused approach to instruction, an approach in which students become personally involved in monitoring and adjusting how they are attempting to learn. Stiggins & Popham, 2008 Student Involvement
Emily’s Story Glance briefly through the two pieces of writing. –As you read the 2 nd piece, think ‘What did this teacher do to enhance student motivation and learning?” Emily’s Story
Clock Buddy Discussion Focus on first three questions
Table Discussion What did this teacher do to enhance student motivation and learning? What can you do to improve student work?
“Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.” Questioner: What does he mean by rational? Responder: I think he means logical. Questioner: How is logical different than rational? Responder: One way is by using steps. Questioner: Explain how using steps is rational. Responder: It is reasonable to use steps. Questioner: Can you give examples when to be reasonable uses steps?
Where to begin … You model it, you practice it together, students practice together with partner, students do it alone Let’s Plan: Which unit of study will be used? What learning targets will be the focus of students’ self-assessment or peer feedback? When will they self-assess or give feedback – before, during or after instruction? What form or graphic organizer will you use? (Pages 204-228) Will have report out of different ways to use handouts
Why Webb Leveling SMARTER Balanced Assessment in 2015 will be based on Webb Leveling Computer generated test Results available in two weeks (for MC) Leveled Type of assessment questions South Dakota gets same vote as California Technology Grades: 3-8 and 11 (maybe 9, 10 – course assessment)
Why Webb Leveling We have been a “Blooms” state Blooms Taxonomy describes the type of thinking Webb Leveling Depth of which we expect students to demonstrate understanding of the content Webb’s describes complexity of both the content and the task required Use, Acquire, Extend
Examples of Webb Levels ELA Examples: List three presidents. List three presidents who have impacted our nation the most in your lifetime. Math Examples: Make a conjecture about the number zero. Prove that this conjecture about number zero is true with all numbers.
Webb Level List three presidents List three president s that have impacted our nation in your lifetime and why. How might you alter the impact?
Webb Leveling Activity Locate the Handout “Using the Webb’s Leveling Taxonomy”
Webb Leveling Activity Determine where each of the following learning activities fall on Webb (Use, Acquire, Extend) Determine where each of the following learning activities fall on Webb leveling (Level 1, 2, 3, 4) Let’s practice first one together