Best Practices for Assessment

This collection features resources and articles related to best practices in assessment.  One resource you may wish to purchase is Developing Assessment-Capable Visual Learners (Frey, Hattie Fisher).  This resource can be very valuable in ensuring you keep students at the heart of assessment and involve them in their own learning throughout the entire process.  

 

39 affiliated resources

Search Resources

View
Selected filters:
14 Tips to Doing Rewrites, Redos, and Reassessments the Right Way
Conditions of Use:
Remix and Share
Rating

In Rick Wormeli’s article Redos and Retakes Done Right, he states “allowing students to redo assignments and assessments is the best way to prepare them for adult life.”
According to Wormeli, many teachers feel that denying students opportunities to show their full potential after providing substantial results builds ‘moral fibre’. These teachers have the mindset that there should be rigid deadlines for assignments and that marks should be taken off for late submissions, and even give zeroes in some situations. Wormeli counters by claiming that “these practices have the opposite effect: They retard student achievement and maturation.”
In Kenaston School, specifically in math and the senior sciences, students have the opportunity to redo assessments in 2011-2012. Teachers have taken Wormeli’s guidelines into consideration, applying some of his recommendations. Kenaston teachers advise that by incorporating Wormeli’s ideas into practice, teachers can make redos fair for both the student and teacher.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/04/2018
3 Indicators of Assessment-Capable VISIBLE LEARNERS
Rating

This short but informative article looks at what students need to become Assessment Capable Learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Abdelillah Ouarest
Author Bryan Goodwin
Author Debbie Diller
Author Douglas B Fisher Nancy Frey
Author John T Almarode
Author Laura H Baecher
Author Patrick Flynn Amy Tepper
Date Added:
03/02/2020
6 Teacher-Approved Tips for Faster, More Effective Feedback from Edutopia
Rating

"Giving students good feedback is crucial, but it can also be incredibly time-consuming. So we went straight to the source—experienced teachers—and identified some of the best advice we could find for striking the right balance between effective assessment and a reasonable workload."

This short video is excellent and provides 6 awesome tips for assessment!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Edutopia
George Lucas Educational Foundation
Date Added:
04/29/2020
The 7 Best Assessment Practices and Resources You Can Use Right Now
Rating

This high impact article from Wabisabi examines best practices in assessment. The ideas are practical, low-organization and high impact.

Included:
*7 Mindful Assessment Tools (summaries, open-ended questions, student interviews, daily learning journals, peer teaching, quick draw showdown, self-grading)

*7 Best Assessment Practices (transform the test, consider where you are starting, make a diagnosis, master multiple choice, hold up a mirror, give great feedback, powerful portfolios)

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Lee Watanabe-crockett
Wabisabi Learning
Date Added:
02/05/2020
9 Ways for Students to Own the Assessment
Rating

This article examines the steps required to involve students in their assessment. This article aligns closely with the PeBL philosophy and involves students throughout the learning process.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Author:
Author Anthony Kim Jose Dotres Arnoldo Gutierrez
Author Greg Mullen
Author Laura Greenstein
Author Lee Jenkins
Author Peter Liljedahl
Author Susie Katt Kevin Dykema
Date Added:
12/17/2019
Beyond “formative”: assessments to enrich student learning
Rating

This article examines how good assessment practices can be used to improve student learning.

Abstract

"Formative assessments can enhance and enrich student learning. Typically, these have been used to provide feedback against end-of-course standards and prepare students for summative assessments of performance or measurement of competence. Here, we present the case for using assessments for learning to encompass a wider range of important outcomes. We discuss 1) the rationale for using assessment for learning; 2) guiding theories of expertise that inform assessment for learning; 3) theoretical and empirical evidence; 4) approaches to rigor and validation; and 5) approaches to implementation at multiple levels of the curriculum. The literature strongly supports the use of assessments as an opportunity to reinforce and enhance learning. Physiology teachers have a wide range of theories, models, and interventions from which to prepare students for retention, application, transfer, and future learning by using assessments."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Dupre J
Hausman H
Mcdermott Kb
Mennin S
Oudkerk Pool A Schuwirth Lw Van Der Vleuten Cp Driessen Ew
Pangaro L
Schuwirth L
Van Beukelen P Van Der Vleuten Cp Jaarsma Da
Van Der Vleuten Cp
Vaughn Ke
Date Added:
03/04/2020
Communicating Student Learning - Resource & Professional Tool (Assessment)
Rating

This document from Yukon education examines Communicating Student Learning Resource and Professional Learning Tool; the expectations for Yukon
schools on assessment, evaluation and communication of student learning.

Access this link by copying it and pasting it into a web browser to download the document and access the appendices http://lss.yukonschools.ca/communicating-student-learning-resource-and-professional-development-tool.html

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Yukon Education
Date Added:
02/28/2020
Developing Assessment Capable Learners - Self Directed PD for Teachers
Rating

This self directed PD consists of the following learning modules:

Developing ACL Pre-Assessment
Overview: What is an Assessment Capable Learner?
Part 1: Where Am I Going?
Part 2: Where Am I Now?
Part 3: How Can I Close the Gap?
Developing ACL Post-Assessment
Closing and Follow-Up: Developing ACL

Content (including video), reflection questions, lesson outcomes, essential questions are included.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Primary Source
Author:
Arden Day
MO EDU-SAIL
Date Added:
03/02/2020
HIGH IMPACT TEACHING STRATEGIES - Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Rating

This document from Australia looks at:
*Student achievement, engagement & well being
*Curriculum planning & assessment
*Excellence in teaching & learning
*Evidence based high impact teaching strategies
*Positive climate for learning
*Professional leadership

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
03/03/2020
How To Teach Us PD – hthgse.online
Rating

"The How to Teach Us online course was designed to help K-12 teachers integrate student voice into their classrooms. “How To Teach Us” was named as such because, in an effort to showcase strategies to enhance classroom practices around student voice, three separate documentaries were constructed to coincide with the three weekly themes of the course that specifically follow elementary, middle, and high school students.

The three focus areas for the course were: significant learning, day-to-day routines/schedules, and student-centered assessment practices. The course is designed to be completed over a total of 9 hours of work, with three separate assignments that ultimately culminate in a teacher presentation of learning (POL)."

This course is self-paced and delivered via email.
It will take 4 hours+

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
HTHgse
Date Added:
04/08/2020