Teaching and Learning with Technology
Diana Dell, Ed.S. - Instructional Technology Specialist
Year 2- Assessment

Session Goals:

  • become aware of the importance of aligning classroom assessment to state standards

  • gain confidence about how to teach effectively as preparation for assessments or tests

  • practice creating alternative forms of assessment

  • learn, laugh, and share!

Essential Questions:  
How can teachers design assessments that truly demonstrate student understanding?

Online resources: http://resources.emints.org/links/assessment/

  • Community Building and Tootsie Pops! - Cross-talk discussion- Which quality do you value most in a teacher or principal? Patience, wisdom, energy, compassion, kindness.

  • Each one teach one:

    •  Aligning Assessment to Standards

    • Using Assessment Tools

    • Types of Assessments

    • Getting More Than One Grade from a Project

    • Communicating Assessment

  • Dinner Break

  • Case Studies

    • How does this story of assessment compare to your experience in the classroom?

    • What are some of the best parts of using this form of assessment?

    •  What problems did this story bring up? How would you deal with them?

    • How could you align these assessments to standards?

    •  Did the assessment described match what the teacher was hoping to find out about the studentsí learning?

  • Using a Range of Assessment Tools: Self-Assessment

  • Exploring Assessment Tools:

    • Can a student to do well on this assessment with only a limited understanding because of the ability to make clever guesses, parrot back memorized answers, produce a lovely product or demonstrate natural ability?

    • Can a student with deep understanding do poorly because of performing a task poorly or failing to meet requirements of the assessment which may be arbitrary or place inappropriate emphasis on criteria that do not have to do with the main goal of the project? (From Wiggins and McTigue, 1998).

    • Designing an Assessment

    • Response Letter


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