Once you've selected an activity that
matches your classroom curriculum and have identified which learning
standards this lesson will be addressing, the next important step
is planning how you will assess student learning. Assessment should
be an evaluative tool that measures student achievement of those
standards or learning objectives.
- "The key to effective performance and valid
scoring is setting standards and criteria in advance."
Research Corporation, 22 January 2003)
- Once you have selected a valid scoring standard
clearly communicate what this is to the students and
parents before the project begins.
- Have a colleague read your assessment to
see if it clearly measures the learning standards
and goals for this project (does it make sense to
- Involve the students in determining what
should be included in the assessment. Students should
have some decision-making role and should be actively
involved with the assessment process.
- Include both summative and formative assessment.
Although the PREscription model for designing instruction appears
linear (begins with PREassess, then looks at standards, then goes
to the next step, etc.), instructional design should be constantly
analyzed and evaluated on it's effectiveness so that students achieve
the goals and objectives of the lesson. Much like a physician who
constantly monitors and assesses the success of the prescribed medication,
so too should an instructor monitor and assess the effectiveness
of the lesson plan and adjust areas where students are not meeting
the learning objectives.
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