We need to know what our students are learning so that we can teach and support them better. This course explores the use of formative assessments for the same purpose.
Thank you for embarking on this journey. For an effective learning experience, please switch off any notifications, use a notebook to write down your learning and questions as you take the course.Teachers often find gaps in the students’ learning at the end of term assessments and think to themselves that these gaps could have been corrected had they known that the students have not grasped a concept. The teacher could have changed the classroom instruction at the right time. Formative Assessments are a tool for the teachers to alter, change or modify their classroom instruction to help them address the gaps in student learning. This course will help the teacher create and conduct Formative Assessments.
This course meets the following standards
P-1 Create or obtain standards- aligned formative assessments (with tracking and grading systems) to determine where students are against big goals
SA.1.1a Understanding of the different objectives of assessment.
SA.1.1b Understanding of the different assessment methods and tools.
SA.2.1a Ability to select/ modify and implement an assessment, considering the assessment objectives and the classroom content
SA.2.2a Ability to create and implement an assessment, considering the assessment objectives and the classroom context.