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Assessment For Learning

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Rachelle Maynard

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Transcript of Assessment For Learning

Using Data to Enhance Practice
Maths and Science

Friday 29th November 2013
Assessment Of Learning
Assessment For Learning
Assessment allows:
AFL in the Classroom
drives instruction
occurs continuously (every lesson, every unit)
is part of 'Teaching for Success'
information helps students chart and contribute to their own growth.
MAY be differentiated.
information is more useful to the teacher than grades.
is more focused on personal growth rather than peer competition.
Correct answers
Comparing to others
Used for a single activity
Used for reports
Assessment is:
Self Reflection
Target setting
Resilience building
Comparison between tasks
Learner control
"Assessment is today's measure of understanding how to modify tomorrows instruction"
Carol Tomlinson
"Too often educational tests, grades and report cards are treated by teachers as autopsies when they should be viewed as physicals"
Reeves 2010
"Assessment has more to do with helping students grow than cataloging their mistakes"
Carol Ann Tomlinson
On-going Assessment
What do we
already know?
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Where am I working at?
How can I improve?
Am I where I
think I am?
Why use Pre-Assessment?
provides data to determine learning options for students
assists teacher in learning task planning
identifies a starting point for teaching
identifies learning gaps
makes use efficient use of instruction time
Pre-Assessment Ideas:
Formative Assessment:
Start of unit quiz
Target sheets
Post its /
End of unit test at the start of a unit.
3 stars and a wish
Ask the expert
creates a map for a student in their learning journey
assist in teacher planning
identifies misconceptions
allows students to build on past experiences
provides regular feedback
provides evidence of progress
aligns with curricular targets
Your Turn!
Summative Assessment:
should reflect the formative assessments that proceed it
should match material taught
may be tied to a grade or report
should align with curricular objectives
Summative Tasks
Ways to Differentiate the Task:
Base on interest, learning profile and ability.
Clear expectations
Rubrics / Success Criteria
Ensuring Quality by Defining Performance Expectations
Effective rubric:

stipulate what students need to do to reach each grade

are easy for students to understand what is required of them to reach each grade

link to the curriculum being studied

can be generic and effective

should be used regularly so that students understand the requirements of each grade, and how to improve.
The Data
Objectives for Today
By the end of this session, everyone will hopefully:

Know how to implement some effective strategies to improve individual student learning.

Understand how data can be used to set individual student targets and improve achievement.
By the end of this session we will:

Know how to implement some effective strategies to improve individual student learning.

Understand how data can be used to set individual student targets and improve achievement.
Objectives for Today
Benchmark Tests
Set targets and goals

Share targets and goals with students

Teach students to understand what is required at each grade level.

Ensure students have access to rubric / success criteria during tasks.

Allow students to self / peer / group assess as proofing activities.

Encourage students to give feedback / give feedback yourself using the 'Language of Achievement'
Using the Data in the Classroom
Thanks Heaps
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