5 keys to quality assessment
Keys to quality classroom assessment
Quality and successful evaluation takes place during the lesson and is used to inform the teacher and students of what steps need to be taken next in the lesson or what needs to be retaught in order to master the objectives.
If it’s guiding me as a teacher to know how to prepare future learning, directing students to where they need to concentrate and what to set as a target, or even directing a school system to make improvements in curriculum or teaching programs, assessment should always lead.
I’m going to use the five keys to measure consistency. These are based on Stephen Chappuis, Jan Chappuis, and Rick Stiggins’ theories (2009). The following are some of the questions I’ll be asking myself about the tests I make and use. 1.An unmistakable target (p. 14) 2. Specific Learning Objectives (p. 15) 3. Appropriate Assessment Design (p.16) 4.Efficient Results Communication (p.17) 5. Participation of students in the assessment process (p. 18) The following is a visual representation of these Quality Assessment keys:
What are the key principles of assessment?
Our teachers studied the Five Keys to High-Quality Assessment on their last Professional Development day, which was based on the CASL work of Chappuis, Stiggins, and Arter (Classroom Assessment for Student Learning).
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Our aim was to use the Five Keys to look at our own formative evaluations and provide self and peer reviews.
Peer input was based on a protocol that included a list of questions derived from the Five Keys project. This protocol can be used at any time by teachers to direct their own revisions of formative and summative tests, as well as to gain an outside perspective.
Here are some examples of how to use this peer feedback protocol from all three divisions. The formative tests were then revised with the help of peer reviews. Teachers used each other’s experiences to direct revision while working in groups.
In the coming month, teachers and teams of teachers will use their updated formative tests. This is part of a larger effort to provide and use more high-quality tests to help students learn more effectively. This work is a prelude to the more in-depth evaluation work we’ll be doing in the coming school year.
Five keys to comprehensive assessment
Today’s Goals What does it mean to have a balanced appraisal system? What are the components? Is our system in a state of equilibrium? What role does formative evaluation play? What are the 5 Crucial Elements of Successful Classroom Assessments? How do we (and our student teachers) use formative evaluation to inform our teaching and motivate students to learn?
What is the concept of assessment? A gathering of evidence of student learning is the method of gathering knowledge. A method to educate and motivate students. Evangeline Harris Stefanakis (2002) claims that “Assess is derived from the Latin word assidere, which means “to sit beside.” To measure, then, means to sit next to the learner.” (Page 9)
Formative Evaluation OCCURES When TEACHING/LEARNING IS IN PROGRESS; Coaching students to achieve a set of learning objectives; involving students in their own learning; providing descriptive input as part of instruction; formal or informal assessment for learning
Summative Evaluation Evaluative feedback and after instruction; Evaluation OF learning; A recommendation, usually expressed by a grade or score, on how well students meet the final learning goals.
Rick stiggins: keys to achieving excellence in local
A pre-test or needs evaluation tells teachers of what students know and don’t know at the start of a course, guiding the course’s path. If done correctly, the data collected would show the difference between current knowledge and the desired outcome. Successful teachers figure out what their students already know and use the information as a springboard for developing new understanding. The same can be said for data gathered during instruction by evaluation. Outstanding teachers actively revise and adapt their teaching to meet the varied needs of students by checking in with them during class.
What and how students learn is heavily influenced by how they believe they will be evaluated. Students must receive clear signals from assessment practices on what to learn, how to study, and how much time to devote to concepts and skills in a course. Successful faculty explain clearly what students need to know and be able to do, both through a well-articulated syllabus and through deliberately selecting tests to focus students’ energies. Students who are held to high learning standards rise to the occasion.