Standard #6: Assessment. The teacher understands and uses multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
6(a) The teacher balances the use of formative and summative assessment as appropriate to support, verify, and document learning. (Performances)
6(j) The teacher understands the differences between formative and summative applications of assessment and knows how and when to use each. (Essential Knowledge)
6(v) The teacher is committed to the ethical use of various assessments and assessment data to identify learner strengths and needs to promote learner growth. (Critical Dispositions)
In my words: I understand that it is important to use multiple means of assessing students to see their thoughts, measure their understanding, and see progress in their learning. These assessments will vary and will also help to guide my instruction.
Gallery of Artifacts:
Employability Skills: being a self-directed learner, communicating with others, thinking creatively and critically, understanding diversity, understanding and using technology, etc.
These are some of my students’ exit slips. What they said they learned about themselves and one another from the culture presentations.
Informal, formative assessment and collaboration with students via Google Classroom!
Online Google Classroom Post: informal, formative assessment of learning. Also an assessment of Employability Skills: communicating effectively with others.
The complete assessment pack I created for the Mid-Book Quest on Tuesdays with Morrie: study guide, answers, quiz, answer key.
The answer key I created with an essay question on Dimmesdale and his progression up to the midnight vigil.
Pop reading quiz – checking for comprehension and assignment completion!
Learning Iowa Skills Assessments: how to enter and read grades
I Am, a summative assessment of figurative language.
My Figurative Language Family – formative assessments to practice figurative language
Summative assessment where students took on the voice of a reporter!
Creating a poster with glitter, of course!
List of Artifacts:
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