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Formative Assessment & DDI

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Brendan Csaposs

on 1 August 2013

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Transcript of Formative Assessment & DDI

Formative Assessment
The Data-Driven Instruction Cycle:
Taking a Step Back
Objectives for
This Portion:
Articulate "Ah-Ha's" and Support Needs for formative assessment.
Compare/contrast Assessment of and for Learning.
Bearing in Mind...
Standards are meaningless until you define HOW you will assess them...

... thus assessments are the START point of instruction, not the end.
So you might be wondering...
What exactly makes a DDI Cycle
effective versus ineffective?
Separation of Teaching and Analysis
Not Making
Time for
Interim/Unit Assessments
Infrequent Assessments
Curriculum- Assessment Disconnect
Inferior Interim
or Unit Assessments
The 8 Pitfalls of
Turn and Talk!
Which of these pitfalls have you been experienced in the past?

Pick 2 and discuss their implications for a school.
Time for Data
Built into
Multiple Places
Assessments are Created with Curriculum and Standards In-hand
Built in Time to Grade Formative Assessment weekly.
Analysis Informs Teaching and Coaching
Follow Up is Tailored to Individual Teacher and Class
Teachers and Coaches Create
Unit Assessments
Assessments Created Before Teaching
Assessments Happen on Regular Schedule
So... what can Formative Assessment do for us?
The Formative
Assessment Process
Another way to think about
Formative Assessment is:
Assessment FOR learning
as opposed to
Assessment OF learning
What does Assessment FOR Learning do
for students?
Assessment for Learning
Answers 3 fundamental questions for students:
Where am I going?
Where am I now?
How can I close the gap in my learning?
How does Assessment for Learning

answer these questions for kids?
Through Seven Strategies of Assessment
Where Am I Going?
Strategy 1: Give student clear
vision of learning target
Where am I going?
Strategy 2: Use examples and
models of strong and weak work.
Where am I now?
Strategy 3: Offer regular
descriptive feedback.
Where am I now?
Strategy 4: Teach students to
self-assessand set goals.
How Can I close the Gap?
Strategy 5: Design lessons to
focus on one learning target at
a time.
How Can I Close the Gap?
Strategy 6: Teach students
focused revision.
How Can I Close the Gap?
Strategy 7: Engage students in self-
reflection, and let them keep track of/
share their learning.
Burning Questions?
Exit Ticket Time!
Send an email to Brendan (bcsaposs@rsed.org) and your coach, including the following information:
Which of the 7 Strategies of Assessment do you already use well in your practice?
Which will you need some support to implement?
What changes do you want to make to your practice as a result of the new Formative Assessment focus?
What do you feel you need to talk to your team about?
What do you want to talk to your coach about?
Please feel free to include any other questions/thoughts you may have :)
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