Snapshot: Every moment in the classroom counts in the race to help students learn all that they can while they’re in school. However, in this era of accountability, administrators and teachers frequently feel a need to practice for high-stakes tests with classroom assessments that mimic the format of state/provincial tests.
While it’s important that students be familiar with the test formats of high-stakes tests, limiting classroom assessment to this kind of test prep is a poor strategy for engaging students and raising their achievement.
In this webinar, Jay McTighe, author of the best-selling Understanding by Design, series, will help you expand your thinking about assessment. Classroom assessment and meaningful learning do not need to be incompatible. Jay will present 7 practical and proven classroom assessment practices that help advance learning while also allowing teachers to gauge what students understand, know and can do.
- Using summative assessments to frame meaningful performance goals
- Showing criteria and models of quality work in advance
- Assessing before teaching
- Offering appropriate choices
- Providing feedback early and often
- Encouraging self-assessment and goal-setting
- Allowing new evidence of achievement to replace old evidence
Other webinar topics:
- What does it mean to “think like an assessor”
- How are different achievement targets most appropriately addressed
- What is “falling through the cracks” of conventional testing
- What is understanding and how is it revealed
- How can classroom assessment practices establish worthy learning targets and provide the feedback needed for improved performance