Encouragement of students to self assess is also

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encouragement of students to self-assess is also something a teacher should promote in her classroom for students to “personalize the learning” which would help them decide what they need to put their attention in (Schoenfeldt et al., 2009, p.65). When teachers give students any type of graded assignments where they are evaluating if they mastered the objectives for that lesson or of a unit they are doing summative assessments (Schoenfeldt et al, 2009). For example, if I was teaching a math lesson focused on geometry (composing shapes) I would give students manipulatives to use (different shapes) and let them explore making shapes. I would walk around observing what students are doing with the shapes given to see if they are producing new shapes or figuring out how many shapes it takes to make another one (e.g. two squares make a rectangle, or one square could be two triangles). This type of formative assessment will help students because as my summative assessment I will be giving them a worksheet where they will have to make and draw a new shape using the shapes given to them. I will then grade the worksheet to assess students’ knowledge on the content. The fact that they were using hands on related activities and were engaging as well as asking questions will help them when it comes to being successful with the summative assessment.
Schoenfeldt, M. K., & Salsbury, D. E. (2009). Lesson planning: A research-based model for K- 12 classrooms . Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson. ISBN-13: 978-0131735941

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