Category Archives: A&E

Reflecting on Assessment FOR Learning

Assessment FOR Learning (Growing Success, 2010)

The ongoing process of gathering and interpreting evidence about student learning for the purpose of determining where students are in their learning, where they need to go, and how best to get there.  The information gathered is used by teachers to provide feedback and adjust instruction and by students to focus their learning.

What can I do in my classroom to know and engage my learners?


Reflecting on Assessment AS Learning

Assessment AS Learning ( Growing Success, 2010)

The process of developing and supporting student metacognition.  Students are actively engaged in this assessment process:  that is, they monitor their own learning, use assessment feedback from teacher, self, and peers to determine next steps; and set individual learning goals.

Reflect on what you have heard today around the Teacher-Student relationship.   How will you support students to become self-directed assessors of their own learning?


Reflecting on Assessment OF Learning

Assessment OF Learning (Growing Success, 2010)

The process of collecting and interpreting evidence for the purpose of summarizing learning at a given point in time, to make judgements about the quality of student learning on the basis of established criteria, and to assign a value to represent that quality.  The information gathered may be used to communicate the student’s achievement to parents, other teachers, students themselves, and others.  It occurs at or near the end of a cycle of learning.
Compare & contrast how you were evaluated as a student and how you would evaluate now.


Applying & Extending Assessment FOR/AS/LEARNING

Assessment FOR/AS/OF Learning ( Growing Success, 2010)

What assessment tools have you already observed?

Where & how do they fit in the Assessment FOR/AS/OF Learning framework?