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1 (IN)FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Redmond School DistrictMentor Institute(IN)FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTFacilitated byMarsha Benjamin Moyer
2 Are You… ASSESSMENT SAVVY? Skilled in gathering accurate information about students learning?Using it effectively to promote further learning?
3 Institute ObjectivesUnderstand the various reasons as to why assessment is essential in teaching/learningDescribe 3 types of assessments and identify the purpose of each (why)Identify assessment targets (what)Explain various methods of assessment (how)Apply assessment information to current teaching experience
4 FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT… refers to any number of ways that we can uncover student ideas/knowledge about concepts important to the unit being taught (diagnostic) in order to adjust our instruction to the needs of the students; collecting evidence of understanding in order to focus teaching and learningAssessment FOR learninginvolves teachers providing descriptive rather than evaluative feedback to studentsinvolves teachers assessing frequently and using the results to plan next steps in instructioninvolves reporting to others about students’ achievement status at a certain point in timeboth 1 and 2
5 HOW DO YOU ASSESS?List some ways you typically assess students in your classroom.22.214.171.124.
6 WHEN DO YOU ASSESS?Traditionally, teachers have assessed students at the end of an instructional unit or sequenceHowever, when assessment and instruction are interwoven, both the students and the teacher benefit
7 ASSESSMENT PROCESS Pre – Assessment Summative Assessment (Assessment OF Learning)Formative Assessment (Assessment FOR Learning)
8 PRE-ASSESSMENTThe purpose of pre-assessment is to determine what students know about a topic before it is taught.Pre-assessment will help the teacher determine flexible grouping patterns and should be used regularly.
9 Pre-Assessment Strategies ChecklistPre-testKWL ChartsGraphic OrganizersStudent DiscussionsStudent DemonstrationsStudent ProductsStudent Work SamplesShow of hands/EPR (Every Pupil Response)Standardized Test DataTeacher ObservationWriting PromptsWriting Samples
10 Assessments FOR learning happens while learning is still underway FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTAssessments FOR learning happens while learning is still underwayThese are assessments that:are conducted throughout teaching and learning to diagnose student needsplan the next steps in instructionprovide students with feedback they can use to improve the quality of their workhelp students see and feel how they are in control of their journey to success
11 FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTThis Type of Assessment is NOT about accountability…it is about GETTING BETTER!!
12 Provide a clear and understandable vision of the learning target FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTSeven StrategiesWHERE AM I GOING?Provide a clear and understandable vision of the learning target
13 What Can Be Assessed? ACHIEVEMENT TARGETS Knowledge Mastery Reasoning ProficiencyPerformanceSkillsAbility toCreate Products
14 2. Use examples and models of strong and weak work FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTSeven StrategiesWHERE AM I GOING?2. Use examples and models of strong and weak work
15 FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Seven Strategies WHERE AM I NOW? 3. Offer regular descriptive feedback.4. Teach students to self-assess and set goals.
16 FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Seven Strategies 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.
18 SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT This type of assessment is a successful end productand/or the fulfilling of the pre-stated objective
19 A summative assessment/evaluation is designed to: provide informationmake judgments about student achievement at the end of a sequence of instruction, (e.g., final drafts/attempts, tests, exam, assignments, projects, performances)It is a means to determine a student’s mastery and understanding of information, skills, concepts, or processes.
20 Summative Assessment Strategies Unit TestPerformance TaskProduct/ExhibitDemonstrationPortfolio Review
21 The Assessment–Instruction Process Pre – Assessment “finding out”Summative Assessment “making sure”Formative Assessment “checking in” “feedback” “student involvement”
22 What types of Assessment Methods Can Be Used? SelectedResponseExtended WrittenResponsePerformanceAssessmentsPersonalCommunication
23 What types of Assessment Methods Can Be Used? SelectedResponseStudents selectthe correct/bestresponse froma list providedMultiple choice, true/false, matching,short answer, fill-in questions
24 What types of Assessment Methods Can Be Used? Extended WrittenResponseStudents construct a writtenanswer in responseto a question or taskCompare …… Analyze…… Interpret….Solve a problem and explain work… Describe in detail…
25 What types of Assessment Methods Can Be Used? Performances:*playing an instrument,*carrying out steps inan experiment*speaking in a foreign language*working productivelyin a groupAssessment is based onobserving a performance/productand making a judgmentPerformanceAssessmentsProducts:*term paper*lab report*work of art
26 What types of Assessment Methods Can Be Used? Determine what a studenthas learned throughpersonal interaction with them*Responding tojournals/logs*Asking questionsduring instruction*Interviewing studentsin conferences*Giving examinationsorallyPersonalCommunication
27 Matching Assessment Targets and Methods SelectedResponseExtendedWrittenResponsePerformanceAssessmentPersonalCommunicationKnowledgeMasteryMatch the assessments at your table with the target and methodReasoningProficiencySkillsAbility toCreate Products
28 Classroom Assessments Some teachers Some teacherstalk about: talk about:LEARNING GRADESCan these co-exist peacefully?Should one receive emphasis over the other?VERSUS
42 SOME FINAL THOUGHTS Formative Assessment: Refers to what happens on a daily basis in the classroomProvides teachers with information about specific next instructional steps for students:Assessment Drives Instruction.Students know where they are at instructionally and where they need to goOn-going assessment provides continual feedback that helps students progress over time
43 (IN)FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT Redmond School DistrictNovember 2013
44 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved Human ScatterplotTeachers create x- and y-axis on floor and label eachStudents place themselves on the graph based on their own self-assessmentCan also be done with post-its instead of peopleGives a quick snapshot of student thinking and confidence students have in their level of understanding4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
45 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved Four CornersUsed with challenging multiple choice questionsEach corner of the classroom is labeled with a letter, students move to the corner that matches their choiceDiscuss their choice with other students in the same cornerOne representative presents the ideas from their cornerStudents may change sides of the room after discussion4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
46 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved She was embarrassed that she didn’t speak the language well.BThe store was across a dangerous street.Why didn’t Andrea go to the store?CShe didn’t have enough money to buy anything.DShe was nervous that she would run into Emilio.4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
47 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved Commit and TossFor brave teachersTeacher gives students a questionStudents write answer on paper, then crumple it upStudents toss the paper balls to other studentsTeacher calls on students to talk about the ideas on the papers they caught4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
48 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved Agreement Circles*Teacher gives statementStudents agree/disagree (agree forms inner circle/ disagree forms outer circle)Inner and outer circles discuss the statementActivates thinking and encourages academic debate4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
49 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved Wipe Out!Students list 3 things they learnedAll students stand upOne student reads list, everyone crosses off common ideasStudents sit down when all of their ideas have been crossed off4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
50 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved Traffic LightAllows students to self-assessCan be used at any point during instructionColors indicate full, partial, or minimal understanding4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
51 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved Finish the FaceCombines summarizing with metacognitionStudents reflect on their learning and confidence levelEasy to use for a quick sort of students4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
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53 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved ProblemWhat I KnowWhat I Need to Find OutSolve and LabelExplain and Justify4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
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55 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved On A Roll*Each table rolls a number cubeStudents at the table answer the question that corresponds to the number rolledCan be used for several days over the course of a topic of study4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
56 First Word/ Last Word Poems* Students create acrostic poems with information they know about a topicFirst Word Acrostic Poems can be used to pre-assess student understandingLast Word Acrostic Poems are used to show what students have learned and understand4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
57 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved EROSIONEats away at landRain can cause erosionOccasionally wind causes erosionSteps can be taken to prevent erosion including planting treesIs also known as weatheringOceans cause erosion that is easy to seeNever is matter lost, it’s just moved to a new place4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
58 Most Valuable Point (MVP)* Can be used as Ticket-Out-The-DoorStudents list3 new ideas2 connections1 question1-sentence summary4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved
59 copyright www.brainybetty.com 2006 All Rights Reserved 3 Pointer(3 New Things You Learned)*_________________________________________________________________________________2 Pointer(2 Connections You Can Make)Foul Shot(What Question Do You Have?)4/19/2017copyright All Rights Reserved