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Chapter 13 Assessment for Learning Themes of the chapter Classroom assessment is a means of communication for the teacher, students, and parents. Classroom assessments provide feedback to teachers about their teaching.
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Guiding Questions What is the role of assessment in the instructional process? How can teachers devise assessments that facilitate instruction and at the same time provide information about students’ progress? Of the many options teachers have for assessment, which are the best? How can a teacher develop a grading system that is far and that lets students take responsibility for their own learning?
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Guiding Questions (cont’d) How can assessment help students learn about their own strengths and weaknesses? How can teachers continually improve assessment and grading practices? How can teachers create and modify assessments to include learners who face special challenges? How do cultural differences among students and their parents affect the process of communicating progress?
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Assessment for Learning: Roles, Goals and Audiences Assessment – the process of coming to understand what students know and can do
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Student Concerns in Assessment Is the test/quiz/activity going to be fun? Am I going to do well on it? What’s going to be on this assessment? How will it be graded? How will it affect my grade? How will it affect what the teacher thinks of me? How much work is it going to be? Will this assessment help me get better at this? Will being successful be worth the effort?
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Parent Concerns in Assessment How is my child doing? What can I do to help? What are my child’s strengths and weaknesses? How is my child getting along socially? How is my child doing compared to the other children (in the class, school, nation)? Is my child working up to his/her potential?
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Teacher Concerns in Assessment Which assessment option would work best in this situation? When should assessment take place – before, during, or after instruction? How can this assessment promote students’ ability to evaluate their own progress? How well does it match the statewide standards or assessments? How will I communicate the results to students and parents?
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Teacher Concerns in Assessment (cont’d) How much work will it take to construct or select the assessment and to grade it? How is this assessment related to others in the class?
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