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Assessment for Learning


Assessment for Learning (Formative Assessment)

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Assessment for Learning is a collaborative partnership between teacher and student where ongoing learning objectives, outcomes and assessments are transparent and responsive to ever changing student needs.

The principles of formative assessment (Assessment for Learning)

·         Ownership of learning

·         Transparent learning process that is understood by the student

·         Collaborative partnerships between the teacher and student

·         Ongoing and responsive attention to each student’s needs

·         Consistent successful experiences and identification of next steps

·         Ongoing individual achievement


How do we achieve this in the classroom?


·         Provide self-assessment opportunity

·         Plan assessments when planning teaching units

·         Share planning and learning outcomes with students

·         Share or negotiate criteria with students

·         Provide examples of quality work

·         Provide quality feedback and feed forward

·         Encourage peer interactions and suggestions using criteria