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Assessment by yurtgc548


What is assessment ?

Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering,
analysing and reflecting on evidence to make
informed and consistent judgements to improve
future student learning.

   In pairs or small groups, brainstorm the
    assessment strategies used in your
Three main purposes for assessment

                Assessment for learning occurs when teachers
                use inferences about student progress to inform
                their teaching. (formative)

                Assessment as learning occurs when students
                reflect on and monitor their progress to inform
                their future learning goals. (formative)

                Assessment of learning occurs when teachers
                use evidence of student learning to make
                judgements on student achievement against
                goals and standards. (summative)
Assessment for learning:

     establishes a classroom culture that encourages interaction and
      the use of assessment tools
     occurs throughout a learning sequence and is planned when
      teachers design teaching and learning activities
     involves teachers sharing learning intentions and explicit
       assessment criteria with students
     involves teachers and students setting and monitoring student
       progress against learning goals
     requires teachers to ascertain students' prior knowledge,
       perceptions and misconceptions
Assessment for learning:

     involves teachers focusing on how students learn and how to
       scaffold their learning
     involves teachers adapting teaching practice to meet student needs
     provides sensitive and constructive feedback to students on their
     involves teachers making formative use of summative assessment

     In pairs or small groups, select two
      characteristics of Assessment for learning and
      discuss how these may be demonstrated in
      your classroom.
Assessment as learning:

     involves students monitoring their learning and using feedback
       from this monitoring to make adjustments and changes to their
       skills and understandings
     establishes students’ role and responsibility in relation to their
      learning and assessment
     empowers students to consider strategies for learning and taking
     involves students in self-assessment and peer-assessment
Assessment as learning:


     promotes students’ self-esteem and self-confidence through an
      understanding of how they learn to learn
     develops students’ capacity to reflect on the learning and to
      contribute to their future learning goals
     enhances students’ life-long learning skills
     emphasises the process of learning as it is experienced by the

   In pairs or groups of three, use a venn diagram
    to discuss the relationship between
    assessment for learning and
    assessment as learning.
Assessment of learning:

   enables students to demonstrate what they know and can do
   describes the extent to which a student has achieved the
    learning goals, including the Standards
   uses teacher judgements about student achievement at a point
    in time
   is supported by examples or evidence of student learning
   ensures consistent teacher judgements through moderation
   is used to plan future learning goals.

   In pairs or small groups discuss the types of
    assessment of learning used in your school.

   How is the information/data from these used?

   Consider your brainstorm list of assessment

   Can you now categorise these into the 3
    purposes for assessment? (for, as, of)
Questions for future consideration

   Do our assessment practices make use of all three main
    purposes for assessment?
   Do our assessment processes allow for a balance of
    assessment for, as and of learning?
   How can assessment for and as learning (formative) assist
    students when it comes to assessment of learning (summative)?
   What processes could our school use to align its assessment
    processes to the assessment advice provided by the Department?

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