Presentation on theme: "SEPT 20 8:00-11:00 WHAT ARE WE MEASURING? HOW DO WE MEASURE? DHS English Department Professional Development."— Presentation transcript:
SEPT 20 8:00-11:00 WHAT ARE WE MEASURING? HOW DO WE MEASURE? DHS English Department Professional Development
Norms As a department we will: Promote the exchange multiple perspectives and ideas Work with an eye towards implementation/product Be present and engaged (cell phones, computers, etc. only as necessary) Show respect for others through our actions and words
Learning Targets By the end of the meeting: I will be able to : Communicate what elements compose an effective assessment Generate criteria of effective assessment Evaluate my own assessments Set a plan for reviewing my own assessments
Let’s see where we are: Assess how? I can translate my learning targets for students and purposes for assessment into dependable assessments that yield accurate results. I am confident of the following: I can identify key standards of assessment quality in common sense understandable terms I can develop high-quality selected response/short answer assessments (multiple choice, t/f, matching) I can develop high quality extended written response assessments I can develop high quality performance assessments I can develop high quality personal communication based assessments
Assess how? Continued: I can select among assessment types based on target type and purpose I can sample and appropriately avoid sources of bias and distortion
Assess what? I can clearly describe the learning targets I want my students to hit. I have done the following: Outlined in writing the subject matter content knowledge my students are to master Differentiated content students are to learn outright from content that are to learn to retrieve later through the use of references Defined in writing the specific patterns of reasoning students are to master Articulated in writing the performance skills I expect students to learn to demonstrate (where it is the actual learning that counts)
Assess what? Continued… Defined key attributes of products I expect students to create Thought through and defined academic dispositions (school-related attitudes) I hope my students develop Met with other teachers across grade levels to merge my expectations into a vertically, horizontally and diagonally articulated curriculum
Research to support: Marzano Marzano (2003), in his review of research of effective practices in schools, notes the inextricable connection between standards and assessment. He reports that repeated studies reveal the positive impact that formative assessment has on student achievement. Schmoker and Marzano (1999) report that achievement tests scores have increased when schools have linked standards to carefully designed assessments.
Research: Bloom Bloom (1984) notes that careful assessments are essential to tracking student progress and to making adjustments in the delivery of instruction.
Research: Popham and Wiggins and McTighe Popham (2001, 2003) Wiggins (1990, 1993), and Wiggins and McTighe (1998, 1999) report evidence that student achievement is not only measured by carefully designed assessment tools but affected by the assessments that guide teachers and set the learning agenda for students.
Looking at assessment purpose Read the scenarios with small group Identify what the assessment’s purpose is. List various purposes
What are the criteria for effective assessment? With small group, generate a list of criteria for what defines an effective assessment. Use classifications from scenarios. Align criteria to Stiggins’ 5 keys of quality assessment
Practice with evaluation Read the scenarios with small group Apply criteria: What are the two assessments measuring? What are the strengths of the assessment? What are the weaknesses?
Where do I fall on the continuum? Using our criteria and Stiggins’ rubric, evaluate one of your assessments. You will sit at a table with colleagues who are focusing on the same skill: reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will evaluate your own assessment using the Stiggins’ rubric
Inventory of assessment Targets: Red: not taught, not assessed Yellow: explicitly taught not explicitly assessed Green: explicitly taught and explicitly assessed Where do you line up?
What is next? In terms of skills, what are we consistently and commonly assessing? How should every ______________ be measured or assessed? How can we provide consistent assessment for a student during her four years at DHS?
Housekeeping Attendance IC WERCS sharing sheet Phase theory workshop feedback Conference reflection Brandon
Before you go… Complete white paper and give to Beth