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
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.
This document from Australia looks at:
This resource contains everything you need to get started using Help Me Tell My Story and Help Me Talk about Math in your classroom!A copy of the presentation is provided as well as all supporting documents and handouts.
This webinar will explore best practices around feedback and how it can best be utilized to impact student learning.
Presented by John Almarode, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey.
"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+
This article from Edutopia examines "What happens when students can opt to skip tests and instead give oral presentations or create art to show what they know?"
This is a good article to get teachers thinking about assessment in new ways.
This article discusses strategies to have students use feedback in their work.
This resource includes great assessment tips for Kindergarten to Grade 5 for in-class assessment as well as ideas for teachers who are providing remote learning to their students. We Are Teachers is a tremendous place to find ots of wonderful teaching resources in all areas for all grade levels. Check it out the complete site at: https://www.weareteachers.com/
This is a strategy to allow your students to share "What else do you know that I didn’t ask you?" By including a last page with the title...Everything I know about this topic but wasn’t asked on the assessment…
Thinking of students on different pathways to learning can help us better understand Personalized Learning.
Implementing learning pathways can help teachers to "adapt to each student’s learning progress, motivation and goals".
In the example given (and there are many more versions you could use!) Students are on 3 pathways. All pathways get small group instruction!
Pathway 1 - these are the students that are usually ahead. They skip over some things and get into the deeper work.
Pathway 2 - the "core" track for students working at level.
Pathway 3 - these students may have gaps or work more slowly. They don't get MORE work, but work at their level. They will likely get more small group instruction than the other paths.
Formative assessment is used on all pathways to improve instruction and learning.
*students can move between pathways if desired or necessary!
This is a great site for teachers that love math (and maybe don't love but teach math anyway!)
You'll find some amazing sample questions covering different depths of knowledge, some great ways to focus on strategies, and more!
Use the top right navigation bar to find example exit slips, spatial reasoning tasks, visual pattern examples and blog entries.
This is an update of features in Mathletics for new and continued features. This is a very informal and relaxed demonstration - but very helpful!
Saskatchewan Math assessments, problem solving & reasoning, early learning, rich tasks by Dr. Marian Small & printable materials are included in this demo!
"The Ministry of Education is pleased to announce that My Assessment Toolkit, a companion document to the Supporting Student Assessment in Saskatchewan resource, is now available. Teachers are encouraged to access this new resource on the Saskatchewan Curriculum website by selecting Quick Links/Assessment Supports/Supporting Student Assessment in Saskatchewan/My Assessment Toolkit.The purpose of My Assessment Toolkit is to provide teachers with an array of assessment strategies to consider when planning multiple and varied opportunities for students to demonstrate their learning. A collection of 100 effective assessment strategies is available in My Assessment Toolkit. The Ministry of Education can support implementation of My Assessment Toolkit upon request.
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The following files contain all learning outcomes for each grade from kindergarten through grade 12 written in student-friendly I CAN statements, as well as outcomes.
This is a very useful tool for PeBL initiatives and can be used by teachers or students when designing learning activities and assignments.
This package includes a wealth of valuable resources when preparing to plan and assess using PeBL.
Documents include: starting with the end in mind, unpacking outcomes, developing learning experiences, developing unit plans, developing lesson plans, 9 events of instruction, think aloud to unpack outcomes, steps to unpack outcomes and indicators, including 21st century skills, including REORDER, unit planning template.
The following resources are from John Spencer and discuss how to develop assessment capable learners and involve students in the assessment process.
This guide has been created to support schools with developing and monitoring personalized goals (PGs) for students.Watch the video "What's New in 2022?" to get started this year.
This resource from Ditch That Textbook looks at assessment and how we can provide feedback in the most manageable, effective and efficient way possible.
Find great examples and strategies in the following areas:
- Whole-class feedback
- Triaged feedback
- Student self feedback
- Peer feedback
"The Responsive Teaching, Practice & Assessment in Early Learning Programs document has been created in response to a need expressed by educators for supporting and responding to the varying needs of children in early learning programs. This document is intended to:
• unify a variety of early learning documents available in Saskatchewan;
• provide a process to identify and respond to the diverse needs of children ages 3-6 in early learning programs;
• enhance assessment literacy of educators and how assessment evidence can be used to inform practices and programming;
• identify responsive supports and examples of targeted and/or small group supports;
• help educators create an inventory of community-based supports and services for children and heir families; and,
• provide support and clarification for administrators with respect to indicators of quality and how to support educators." (p.2)
From the Government of Saskatchewan at saskatchewan.ca
"You can create customized rubrics for primary, elementary, middle, and high school.
When you make a rubric, you can use default text for a variety of existing performances, or create your content from scratch."
Sample rubrics for a variety of subjects are available.