|This workshop on assessment was one of the first sessions I held with the teachers. It was intense, fast paced, with lots of activities.|
|Assessment: it is a process, done over time, to collect information to improve student learning.|
First I created a three part Graphic Organizer on the board to explain the three types of assessment: diagnostic, formative and summative.
When: before instruction
What: to find out what the child already knows.
Why: to plan next steps
Examples: pre-test, IQ test
When: during instruction
What: part of the classroom routine
Why: to help with lesson planning
Examples: quiz, homework, review games, lab work
When: at the end of instruction
What: information on student learning over time
Why: to provide feedback to student, parents, teacher and administration.
Examples: term exams, Cambridge exams
|That's me in this summative assessment drawing!|
|Can you guess which of the three types of assessment this one is showing?|
|Diagnostic assessment..... and so proud of it!|