For many teachers, the process of ascertaining students' knowledge and understanding is relegated to summative assessment tasks. However, this blog post identifies 21 ways in which you can check your students' understanding along the way, subsequently ensuring they are better prepared for their summative assessment items.
Sometimes assessing practical subjects can seem a little overwhelming particularly as these subject areas are more subjective. Dylan Williams, who also co-authored a book on the subject of formative assessment strategies, offers some practical advice to keep assessment manageable, student focused, and user-friendly.
This article seeks to demystify highschool assessment and provides a comprehensive look at the different forms of formative and summative assessment and their purpose. It also explores types of questions and assessment delivery methods that will provide you with an accurate picture of your students' abilities.
Incorporating effective and efficient assessment strategies can prove to be a challenge particularly in practical subjects such as art. This clip explores two art classes in two London schools, identifying some of the challenges teachers experience relating to assessment and how they over come them. It also looks at how assessment levels can be used to inform students of what they need to do in order to progress.
Many teacher's can feel burdened by the process of marking students' work and providing feedback. Unbeknownst to them, many teachers incorporate marking processes that enable students to become dependant upon them. In this article, an English teacher offers strategies to assist teachers in providing efficient and effective feedback that will empower their students.