Essential Elements of Learning
Acquisition of knowledge Understanding of concepts Mastering of skills Development of attitudes Decision to take action
Assessment is an integral part of education.
It affects grades, placement, advancement, instructional needs, curriculum, and sometimes funding. Assesment provides feeback to teachers and students on the learning process, performance, and goals.
Formative assessment provides feedback DURING the instructional process.
Examples: classwork, observations, reflections, journals, and conferences.
Fomative Assessment guides daily instruction.
Summative assessment provides feedback AFTER instruction has taken place.
Standardized tests, unit tests, projects, portfolios, final exams, and presentations.
Summative Assessment assesses the final product.
Everyone should understand what assessment is all about.
Keep expectations high and have a great day!