Talk About Assessment Informative Assessment Assessment of Learning Planning for Assessment Action Research
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What are the 8 Big Ideas of Assessment
These ideas help to simplify and clarify that challenging task of classroom assessment.
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What is Formative Assessment?
A powerful short cycle assessment designed to improve learning that involves communication and collaboration with students, their peers and other teachers.
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What is Assessment of Learning?
Assessment designed primarily to determine student achievement at a give point in time.
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What is the planning sequence?
Identifying what we want the students to know, deciding on what the evidence will look like, what modes and strategies will be used to assess, planning how, when and where to assess and planning for corrective instruction and differentiation.
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What is qualitative research?
Design is somewhat flexible, adaptive and gives all participants in the research a voice.
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What is the "Backward-Design" process
Identify desired results, determine acceptable evidence and plan learning experiences and instruction.
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What is Assessment for Learning?
Formative assessment is also known as ____________.
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What is summative assessment?
Assessments that summarize what students have learned at the conclusion of an instruction segment.
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What are learning goals?
Articulating to student what it is teachers want them to know in the student's own language.
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What are planning, action, observing and reflecting?
The action research process can generally be described as a series of 4 steps.
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What is a collaborative process?
Assessment is a ____________ that is most effective when it involves self, peer and teacher assessment.
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What is feedback?
To improve student achievement, teachers need to carefully have planned opportunities to give this to their students.
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What are test, performance tasks and final exams?
Summative assessment usually includes these.
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What is activating prior knowledge or experience?
Trying to hook students by personally engaging them in the activity.
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What is an outline?
Introduction, review of literature, methodology, results and conclusion, implications and recommendations are part of this.
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Who is Damian Cooper?
Author of the resource: Talk About Assessment
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What is descriptive feedback?
"Your topic sentence is clear and engaging!" is an example of this.
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What is a standardized test?
Empirically developed test that includes specific directions for administration and scoring. This includes evidence of reliability, validity, and information about how the test was normed.
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What is lesson planning?
This would begin with the identification of a clear and concise learning goal.
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What is a teacher's reflection?
Action research questions originate from this.
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What is inseparable?
Assessment and instruction are this because effective assessment informs learning.
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What is a mark or grade?
This is never assigned in descriptive feedback.
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What is a performance task?
Students are asked to complete a task that will test a specific set of skills and/or abilities and determine what the students knows and are capable of doing.
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What is an exemplar?
A sample of student work that represents either the best or expected level of performance on a given task.
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What is action research?
A strategy teacher can use to investigate a problem or area of interest specific to their professional context.




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