Your Engaging Assessment Comment ...
Note: This page is also used in a different, related PD.
Module Two was designed to get you to reflect on some important aspects to classroom teaching, including:
- The role of awareness in developing as a teacher.
- Student Agency.
- The role of poor student behaviour on our teaching.
- Control: 'Being controlling' vs having 'Authentic control'.
Some past comments ...
I absolutely love the idea of the I CAN DO assessment. This year, a majority of my sets are lower ability, which comes with a lot of low self-esteem. Often, assessments are such a negative experience for my students so the idea of them showing off what they can do is fantastic. I'll definitely try this in the next few weeks.
'It's a cracker', as we say in Aus! I discovered that some students who consistently would get 50% for typical tests actually understood the work to a much higher level. Will be interesting to see what you discover, David.
I think I can do assessment enables to make children understand more about their own learning. Self-assessment can enhance a student’s abilities to recognize the areas of strengths and weaknesses in their skill set and knowledge and even outcomes because they are given the opportunity to identify gaps in their knowledge or skills and make it easier for them to track and evaluate their learning progress. Children have to know not just what to learn, but also how they learn and what they can do to improve their learning outcomes since it requires children to reflect on their work, processes and learning style.
Well said, Mira. The other thing about a task like the I Can Do is that it will focus students onto understanding rather than (just) procedures during the unit, assuming they know the I Can Do is coming!
Encouraging students to reflect on their learning can help them identify their strengths and weaknesses, as well as any areas where they may need additional support. I always think it's important for teachers to follow up on student reflections as they can sometimes be overconfident with their reflection on their own performance/ability.
Yes, Will, good point!
Two really great ideas and other types of assessments I can add to the arsenal. I particularly loved the 'I can do Assessment'. Getting the students to create the question is a really great idea and helps them to show the understanding they have of the topic. A clear marking rubric is key so that the students do know where and how the marks are received.
Yep, the I Can Do is a winner for sure