Significant Understandings (Fink) Foundational Knowledge Application Integration – Connecting Human Dimension – Knowledge of Self & Others Motivation – Caring Learning How to Learn Metacognition – Thinking about Thinking
Assessment Continuum Traditional Assessment Informal Checks for Understanding Observation / Dialogue Quiz / Test Performance Assessments Academic Prompt Performance Task Authentic Task Long-Term Project Portfolio
Motivational Testing Teaching flows from testing. Teaching focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes tests show the learner lacks. Success is seen as improvement, progress, mastery, innovation, creativity. Value is placed on EFFORT!
Motivational Testing One is satisfied with progress, mastery. Evaluation criteria are public, absolute, & evidence of progress. Errors are viewed as part of the growth process; errors are informational. Competence is viewed as developing through EFFORT.
Motivational Testing The motivational elements are: Attribution Theory: To what do we attribute our successes and failures? [Effort over ability, task difficulty, luck] Self-Efficacy Theory: What do we feel are our chances of succeeding with this task? [If reasonable, we will attempt it.]
Motivational Testing The motivational elements are: Goal Theory: What type of goals do I pursue: task, getting better, improving; or ability, being the best, top, No. 1? [Task goals provide reasonable targets; ability, often do not!]
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