M6U1A1 Student Assessments, Grade 2, Jamie Dickson

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1. Portfolio Assessments

1.1. Definition

1.1.1. Portfolio assessment is an evaluation tool used to document student learning

1.2. Purpose

1.2.1. To give both students and teachers a way to document, review, and analyze content.

1.3. Advantages

1.3.1. 1. Clarity of goals. 2. Explicit criteria. 3. Work samples tied to the goals.

1.4. Disadvantages

1.4.1. 1. Not defined by a single procedure. 2. May take class time to digitize portfolios for evaluation.

1.5. Of learning, or For learning and Why?

1.5.1. I feel this could be both of and for learning because it can be used as a final assessment of the students knowledge. Also it can be used to gauge how a student is doing throughout a unit or year.

1.6. Example

1.6.1. Portfolio of tests, quizzes, and papers.

2. High-Stakes Assessments

2.1. Definition

2.1.1. A test with important consequences for the test takes.

2.2. Purpose

2.2.1. To motivate students to perform at a high level.

2.3. Advantages

2.3.1. 1. Single defined assessment. 2. Clear line of passing and failing.

2.4. Disadvantages

2.4.1. 1. Pressure on students. 2. Teacher accountability is higher depending on the student, school, or parents.

2.5. Of learning, or For learning and Why?

2.5.1. This is of learning because it shows what you know about all material for the purpose of advancing as a learner.

2.6. Example

2.6.1. Unit Test, Yearly Test to go to the next grade

3. Summative Assessments

3.1. Definition

3.1.1. A graded assessment of the students knowledge.

3.2. Purpose

3.2.1. This refers to a test that evaluates a student’s comprehension of the material covered thus far.

3.3. Advantages

3.3.1. 1. Provide motivation for students. 2. Give great insight to teachers on certain areas of the units being taught.

3.4. Disadvantages

3.4.1. 1. Teachers sometimes teach to the test. 2. State wide tests can be very broad and not focused on the material learned. 3. These tests create pressure on students to do well, which in turn may make them perform lower.

3.5. Of learning, or For learning and Why?

3.5.1. This is of learning because it is a graded measurable assessment.

3.6. Example

3.6.1. Quizzes, tests, writings, stories. Anything graded at the end of a unit that sums up what was learned.

4. Performance-Based Assessments

4.1. Definition

4.1.1. Non typical assessment where multiple choice or fill in the blank is not used to gauge the students knowledge.

4.2. Purpose

4.2.1. Performance-based testing is an alternative that is designed to encompass a better overall representation of student progress including the effectiveness of teacher lesson plans, worksheets and study skills.

4.3. Advantages

4.3.1. 1. Tests a volume of knowledge. 2. Allows students that struggle with traditional tests to shine and show their knowledge. 3. Students are more responsible for their testing.

4.4. Disadvantages

4.4.1. 2. Hard to implement in a large class. 2. Limited resources to use for testing. 3. Uses valuable class time.

4.5. Of learning, or For learning and Why?

4.5.1. This is of learning because the student is being tested on all material for a final conclusion to the unit or class.

4.6. Example

4.6.1. Oral quiz, Oral summaries, Using art to show comprehension.

5. Diagnostic Assessments

5.1. Definition

5.1.1. Testing that occurs before instruction.

5.2. Purpose

5.2.1. To gauge students prior knowledge of a lesson so that the lesson can be tailored to students needs.

5.3. Advantages

5.3.1. 1. Saves time later in class. 2. Allows for easier review before new lessons.

5.4. Disadvantages

5.4.1. 1. Students may not be able to show everything they know about a topic. 2. May waste time at the beginning of a lesson or unit.

5.5. Of learning, or For learning and Why?

5.5.1. This is of learning even though it may not be graded. It gives a basis for where the students are based on specific measurable questions.

5.6. Example

5.6.1. Pre-quiz, Read a story where students tell what happens next.

6. Formative Assessments

6.1. Definition

6.1.1. Formative assessments are assessments that deliver feedback on the lessons being learned, while teaching.

6.2. Purpose

6.2.1. Educators use these to aid and guide them to help better their instruction and lessons.

6.3. Advantages

6.3.1. 1. Problem areas are seen more quickly. 2. Easy way to assess all students in a lesson. 3. They are not graded which takes pressure off of students to perform.

6.4. Disadvantages

6.4.1. 1. Not all students may be assessed fairly. 2. Teachers sacrifice valuable lesson time. 3. No point value to give to students in a grade based learning environment.

6.5. Of learning, or For learning and Why?

6.5.1. This is for learning because you can gauge how the students are doing in class and how well they know the material taught before and during class.

6.6. Example

6.6.1. 3 Things: List three things a fellow student may have misunderstood about the topic. Be the Illustrator: Have students make visual representations of what is being read in class.

7. Peer Assessments

7.1. Definition

7.1.1. Students help assess their peers work

7.2. Purpose

7.2.1. To get students involved and looking at their work from other perspectives.

7.3. Advantages

7.3.1. 1. Empowers students 2. Development of assessment skills. 3. Motivates students to be involved in the course work

7.4. Disadvantages

7.4.1. 1. Not all students may be able to assess properly 2. Students may not take it seriously and give favorable grades to their friends.

7.5. Example

7.5.1. Peer check of writing, feedback groups,

7.6. Of learning, or For learning and Why?

7.6.1. This is for learning, because you get to see if the students understand the material well enough to help evaluate their peers.

8. Self Assessments

8.1. Definition

8.1.1. Assessment done by the students for themselves

8.2. Purpose

8.2.1. To get students to develop the skills and judgement to assess themselves.

8.3. Advantages

8.3.1. 1. Students become reflective. 2. Less reliance on teachers. 3. Builds confidence in students

8.4. Disadvantages

8.4.1. 1. Only for formative assessments 2 Students may not know all that is wrong. 3. Only works if teachers still do complimentary assessments..

8.5. Of learning, or For learning and Why?

8.5.1. This is for learning because you can see if a student can see the problems they may encounter in their own work and how they go about fixing it.

8.6. Example

8.6.1. students ask questions to themselves, Students reflect on what could be better and what was good about their work

9. Authentic Assessments

9.1. Definition

9.1.1. To elicit complex intellectual performance, valued in real life situations.

9.2. Purpose

9.2.1. To make accountability, eligibility, and instructional decisions and the purpose of the assessment directs the analyses.

9.3. Advantages

9.3.1. 1. More Authentic 2. Complex Performance 3. Analysis of process used to produce the response

9.4. Disadvantages

9.4.1. 1. Time consuming 2. Not equal evaluations for all students.

9.5. Of learning, or For learning and Why?

9.5.1. This is of learning because it is an in depth final assessment used to show mastery of the topic

9.6. Example

9.6.1. Projects, Summary papers, or oral explanations of material.

10. References

10.1. Authentic Assessment | Education.com. (2016). Education.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016, from http://www.education.com/reference/article/authentic-assessment/ CTE - Peer-Assessment. (2016). Cte.cornell.edu. Retrieved 7 May 2016, from http://www.cte.cornell.edu/teaching-ideas/assessing-student-learning/peer-assessment.html Diagnostic, Formative & Summative Assessments – What’s the difference?. (2012). Educational Technology Blog. Retrieved 7 May 2016, from http://thinkonline.smarttutor.com/diagnostic-formative-summative-assessments-whats-the-difference/ High-stakes testing. (2016). Wikipedia. Retrieved 7 May 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-stakes_testing Plus, O. (2016). Performance Based Assessment. Teach-nology.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016, from http://www.teach-nology.com/currenttrends/alternative_assessment/performance_based/ Portfolio Assessment | Education.com. (2016). Education.com. Retrieved 7 May 2016, from http://www.education.com/reference/article/portfolio-assessment/ Self-assessment. (2016). Learningandteaching.info. Retrieved 7 May 2016, from http://www.learningandteaching.info/teaching/assessment_self.html What Are Summative Assessments? Pros, Cons, Examples. (2016). Education.cu-portland.edu. Retrieved 7 May 2016, from http://education.cu-portland.edu/blog/teaching-strategies/summative-assessment-what-teachers-need-to-know/ What Are the Advantages & Disadvantages of Formative Assessment?. (2016). Everyday Life - Global Post. Retrieved 7 May 2016, from http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/advantages-disadvantages-formative-assessment-28407.html