Importance Of Assessment Literate
Therefore, assessment becomes a teaching tool and takes into consideration both cognitive and constructivist theories. These theories look to engage and motivate students in their learning experiences. Scherer’s (2009) article supports assessment as a teaching tool by encouraging student involvement in all facets of assessment design and implementation. Students’ who participate will have a clearer understanding of learning goals and instructional …show more content…
19) the concept of assessment ‘for learning, not just of learning’ (Scherer, 2009) is paramount. This means that standardised testing alone does not give an accurate view of a school or student’s true abilities or progress.
For quality assessments to exist, not one assessment tool acts alone. Creating a balance between ‘assessment for learning’ and ‘assessment of learning’ (McMillan, 2007) will be the key to a student’s success. As Scherer (2009) states, ‘let’s make testing serve teaching instead of the other way around’ (p. 5).
McMillan, J. H. (2007). Classroom Assessment: Principles and Practices for Effective Standards-Based Instruction. Boston: Pearson.
Scherer, M. (2009). The Tests That Won’t Go Away. Educational Leadership, 67(3), 5.
TOPIC TWO: Key points and analysis of the Foreman readings
Key Points for Literacy
* Early Detection * Confidence and Motivation * Learning process must be meaningful * Reading