Formative Assessment for EPSY 506

By 07 Feb 19:28
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MythsFormative assessment takes only a few minutes; summative assessment takes at least 30 minutes.Formative assessments cannot be graded; summative assessments must always be gradedFormative assessment is always informal; summative assessment is always formal.Formative assessment is created by teachers; summative assessment is created by schools, districts, or states.
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Key Characteristics of Formative AssessmentFeedback is for the
teacher, student, or both
Assessment directly affects teaching and learningLow-stakes
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Characteristics of Summative AssessmentFeedback is for the teacherAssessment indirectly affects teaching and learningHigh-Stakes
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Key Point: At What Point in the Learning Process Does the Assessment Take Place??“When the cook tastes the soup, that’s formative assessment."When the customer tastes the soup, that’s summative assessment.”
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Possible Assessment ToolsNon-paper tools:

Fingers
Cards
Whiteboards
Observation
Computer responses
Paper tools:

Do-nows
Exit tickets
Drawings
Surveys
Checklists
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What information do you need in order to........fine-tune your instruction?...make sure your students are using their learning at different levels of thinking?...make sure your students are on the road to meeting objectives?
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Timing of Assessmentcrucial points in the unit

predict when misconceptions might occur

make sure it does not disrupt the instructional sequence

will depend on students, material, your experience

don't over-assess; it makes it less likely that you will 'carry through'
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Collection DataData collection (and analysis) is more difficult for some strategies and class activities than othersclass lists

checklists

written assignments

audio, image, or motion media capture

student surveys (both cognitive and affective)

student self-assessment or peer assessment
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Instructional AdjustmentsREMEDIAL: What if students don’t meet your definition of success?

* Targeted re-teaching for the whole group

* Targeted re-teaching for individuals (how do you find time?)
EXTENSION: What if your students do meet your definition of success (or go beyond)?

* Are there parts of your instruction that you will skip?
* Can you move ahead faster?
* Can you add enrichment activities?
* Can you set more challenging goals?
* Can you do any of the above for individuals?
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ReferencesSoup Quote: Black, P. in Frey, B. (2014). Modern classroom assessment. Sage Publishing: Washington D.C

Slides in Formative Assessment for EPSY 506

Formative assessment takes only a few minutes; summative assessment takes at least 30 minutes.
Feedback is for the teacher, student, or both
Feedback is for the teacher
“When the cook tastes the soup, that’s formative assessment."
Non-paper tools: Fingers Cards Whiteboards Observation Computer responses
...fine-tune your instruction?
crucial points in the unit predict when misconceptions might occur make sure it does not disrupt the instructional sequence will depend on students, material, your experience don't over-assess; it makes it less likely that you will 'carry through'
Data collection (and analysis) is more difficult for some strategies and class activities than others
REMEDIAL: What if students don’t meet your definition of success? * Targeted re-teaching for the whole group * Targeted re-teaching for individuals (how do you find time?)
Soup Quote: Black, P. in Frey, B. (2014). Modern classroom assessment. Sage Publishing: Washington D.C
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