Module 6 - Activity 1: Student Assessments
High School Language Arts
BY SABRINA SMITH
A Coggle Diagram about Performance: Typically "the task challenges students to use their higher-order thinking skills to create a product or complete a process" (Hilliard, 2015)
, High Stakes: Assessment determine important decisions about a student's aptitude or direction. (Note: High stakes tests are used throughout our lives.
, Portfolio: Used to assess student learning via a compilation of student work and projects. This is sometimes considered a type of authentic learning because it is more comprehensive than most assessments. (Fernsten, 2009).
, Self-Assessment: Personal assessment of one's skill level. Particularly useful for student's in subjects that are largely subjective, such as art or music. Allows the learner to reflect on their aptitude or interest in a given subject.
, Peer Assessment
(Examples: Students fill out a prepared rubric, critique assignments, summarize a peer's assignment to relate or address understanding of skills.
, Purpose: Students can learn from each other and will become familiar with assessment criteria.
, Advantage: Students can compare their work with others and common areas of weakness can be easily addressed by the instructor.
, Disadvantage: Students may not be objective, or even decent to their peers. Students may not take the assessment seriously.
and OF or FOR Learning: FOR learning because assessments are subjective and may not always be informative or comprehensive.
), Authentic: This typically involves real world tasks. For example, a chemistry student may be asked to produce a specific result or product to show mastery of a lesson or unit. "Authentic" Assessment at School of the Future
, Diagnostic: Pre-assessment used to determine student's skill level. This may be used to determine class placement or assist educators with differentiating lessons.
, Formative: Assessments typically used throughout lessons or units to determine comprehension of shorter, individual lessons. These can be used to determine if lessons are effective and if the teacher should be moving faster or slower in their lessons. (Dumit, 2012)
, Summative: Assessment given upon completion of a unit to determine student's mastery of the lesson or objective. (Dumit, 2012)