Presentation on theme: "Leadership Workshop September 4, 2009"— Presentation transcript:
1 Leadership Workshop September 4, 2009 Formative AssessmentOverviewLeadership Workshop September 4, 2009
2 Are You… ASSESSMENT SAVVY? Skilled in gathering accurate information about students learning?Using it effectively to promote further learning?
3 Two Uses of Assessment SUMMATIVE FORMATIVE Assessments OF Learning How much have students learned as of a particular point in time?FORMATIVEAssessments FOR LearningHow can we use assessment information to help students learn more?
4 ASSESSMENT SAVVY? What’s your opinion? Read the 3 Vignettes silently to yourselfIndividually decide whether these teachers are using formative assessment7 minutes to read, answer, and discussLarge Group Review and Discuss
5 WHEN DO YOU ASSESS?Traditionally, teachers have assessed students at the end of an instructional unit or sequence.However, when assessment and instruction are interwoven, both the students and the teacher benefit.5
6 Research consistently shows that regular, high-quality FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT increases student achievement.
7 Formative assessment can and should be done BY STUDENTS,as well as by teachers. The key to improvement is how students and teachers use assessment information.
8 Seven Strategies of Assessment FOR Learning Clear & Understandable Vision of TargetExamples/models of strong & weak workRegular Descriptive feedbackTeach Students to Self-Assess & Set Goals.Focus on One AspectTeach Focused RevisionEngage students in Self-ReflectionRick Stiggins
9 Strategies and Student Questions Know where they are going1. Provide clear and understandable vision of the learning target.2. Use examples and models of strong and weak work.Know where they are now3. Offer regular descriptive feedback.4. Teach students to self-assess and goal setKnow how to close the gap5. 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.Jan Chappius, 2005
10 The good news is---you are doing much of this already! Formative Classroom Assessment simply helps you make your current practice more intentional and effective.
11 Why SMART Goals? Clear & Understandable Vision of the Target Targets as SMART goals.SMART goals direct our “focus”SMART goals help define exactly what the “future state” looks like and how it will be measured.Mountain is an Education Consultant
12 What Are SMART GOALS? M easurable A ttainable R esults-oriented S pecific, strategicM easurableA ttainableR esults-orientedT ime-bound
13 27 percentile points higher When students know what they are learning, their performance, on average, has been shown to be27 percentile points higherthan students who do not know what they are learning.What are the learning targets?
15 ScaffoldingBreaking learning targets into attainable, measurable stepsProvides learners an opportunity to build upon prior knowledge through multiple, increasingly complex opportunities
16 Why Scaffold?Simplify the task to make it more manageable and achievable for a childProvide some direction in order to help the child focus on achieving the goalClearly indicate differences between the child’s work and the standard or desired solutionReduce frustration and riskModel and clearly define the expectations of the activity to be performed (Bransford, Brown, and Cocking, 2000).
19 Ideas Regarding Acceptable Forms of Evidence Intended Use for Teachers:Identify student learningInform instructionIdentify proficiencyWhat evidence do wehave of the learning?Steph/Kathy
20 ASSESSMENT PROCESS Learning Target (Followed by direct instruction) Formative Assessment (Assessment FOR Learning)Instructional DecisionsExtend LearningReteachFormative Assessment (Assessment FOR Learning)Student Achievement20
31 I can put story events in order. T: What do we want each student to know or be able to do? St: What do I need to know?I can put story events in order.Sequence Expectation Grades: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5
32 T: What evidence do we have of the learning? St: Where am I now? What resources/strategies will help you know if a child understands main idea and sequencing?What resources/strategies will help students know if they are successful in understanding main idea and sequencing?
35 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 time35