Demonstrates an understanding of the importance of ongoing formative assessment and provides students with opportunities to improve their work based on feedback. The teacher includes a variety of formative and summative assessments.
Some examples of how I have demonstrated this throughout my career are:
- Providing numerous feedback loops
- Comment-only marking
- Rubrics aligned with skills and outcomes
- Areas of Strength, Areas of Growth and Strategies for Growth based on skills not the task for provided for each task. Also recorded in my grade book.
- Individualized comments on report cards
- Formative Assessment for learning
- Conferencing with students on their summative assessments
- Creating and planning regular activities for learning and assessment
- Creating and adapting critical challenges for student engagements
- Using inquiry process that leads to feedback and reflection through out the process to lead to continuous growth.
- Multi-step assignments that allow for students to modify and build upon their knowledge and understanding
- Assignments designed to be as challenging or as simplified as students want/need
- Formative, hands on assignments designed to lead to summative projects
- Feedback and reflections given with area of strength, area of growth and strategies for improvement – personalized to each student’s instructional levels.
- Leveled groupings for stations for learning