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Assessment For Learning: An Introduction

For the Bennett County School District inservice
by

Scott Simpson

on 13 August 2011

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Transcript of Assessment For Learning: An Introduction

Formative Assessment
or
Assessment For Learning Dr. Scott Simpson,
Educational Specialist, TIE What is Formative Assessment? What makes FA valuable? For whom is it valuable, and why? Learning Goals & Performance Goals A Few Tools... No Hands...?
(engaging ALL the learners) Grading...
(what's "fair" and what's helpful FOR learning) Q: Are our assessments producing Learning? Or are they producing Rank Order?
Q: Who is REALLY in charge of the learning? (not in charge of the schedule, the tasks, or even the classroom climate, but in charge of the learning) What are the implications of your answer?
Q: How can an assessment help students WANT to learn?
Q: Are we providing mostly DESCRIPTIVE feedback, or mostly JUDGEMENTAL feedback?


Q: Do our students feel like THEY are in control of their learning? Or that WE are in control of their learning? ?

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+ I don't think so... this isn't quite how I see it.


Hmmm... this one needs a little more consideration and discussion.



Yeah... I agree completely.



Okay, but I'd have to also add that... “Formative Assessments build WITHIN the learners a sense of CONTROL over their own academic well-being” –Stiggins Take care of your own needs
Be fully present for yourself and others
Presume welcome and extend welcome
Speak for yourself (use “I” statements)
Others? Touchstones: (Adapted from "Courage to Teach" touchstones developed by Parker Palmer)
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