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    Assessment is an essential part of teaching and learning. Assessment informs me how I teach, and how I should design or change the curriculum to meet with the students’ needs to support their learning. Assessment is also useful for me to provide the students meaningful feedbacks on their learning progress so that they know where they are and what they should do to develop their learning. Assessment can be formative and summative (Griffin, 2014). In my previous placement, I had the opportunities to practice both formative and summative assessments where I assessed the students and monitored their learning progress to reflect my teaching as well as to improve the students learning. For example, I asked the students to complete the quizzes prior…

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    In much of education today, summative assessment is the primary focus; certainly in Texas, where I have taught for the past twelve years, schools have applied much of their efforts to the TAAS, TAKS, and now STAAR. Given, however, that these tests occur on a single day once a year per assessment, the focus placed on them is quite out of proportion; once they are done, the opportunity for students to improve has passed. Instead, assessment that takes into account a variety of performances, that…

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    use assessments in the classroom to gauge how the students are doing in class and what the students need help with in understanding the content that is being taught. According to an article published by Techniques” Connecting Education and Careers. “online assessments are always positive because they provide immediate feedback and data” (Bonomo, 2016, pg.9). Using assessments in the classroom is a necessary tool that educators must utilize in order to guarantee the success of the students.…

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    English class. Both students are immigrants who came to the United States at a young age. Vincents’ first language is Spanish, which he also speaks at home with his parents. Currently proficient at the 2nd grade level, which puts him six levels below his current grade level. This could be attributed to the fact that his education was interrupted and he did not start school until he was 5 years old. The first language used by Mingyu is Chinese. Mingyus’ current ELL proficiency level is 6, which…

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    Summative assessment tells both the teacher and the student what areas are clear to the student, and which will require more work. (Summative Assessment - University of Alberta) It is all about creating a summative performance assessment for the unit at the end of the lesson. The goal by the end of the unit is to have a performance assessment and corresponding rubric used to assess levels of mastery related to quality, proficiency, performance, and understanding. (April) Performance…

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    Assessment is the process used to gather information in order to develop an in-depth understanding of a student 's knowledge and a way to determine what they have learnt during a particular programme or course. Ann Gravells states that assessment is a way to ascertain if the learner has gained the required skills and knowledge needed towards their programme of learning. Assessment can also be used to determine any additional support needs a learner may have to ensure they are met efficiently.…

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    Developmental assessments use a diverse array of procedures to collect information about the learning and instruction of children. These assessments help instructors create learning environments that cater to the needs of students, whether this is from birth to pre-K and kindergarten to age 8. Formative and summative assessment represents two types of developmental assessments with specific purposes. Formative assessment, otherwise known as assessment for learning, focuses on keeping track of a…

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    Assessment is an important aspect of instruction and should be performed frequently. Not all children are the same, and we need to evaluate them in order to help them and teach them. The term of Assessment, different from the term of evaluation means to gather information. Formative assessments and summative assessments will create a documented history of a child’s performance. Assessing academic, physical, and social behaviors of each child will provide the teacher with knowledge regarding…

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    Summative Self-Assessment The three goals I chose to work on through the course of the group sessions were to 1) Be willing to accept silence after a conflicting situation, 2) Be willing to voice my thoughts and opinions, without the need for reassurance, and 3) Learn to express my emotions, rather than showing all is well and pleasant, in all situations. I had several opportunities to work on my second and third goals through the course of in class group sessions, but very little opportunity to…

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    Aspire Summative Assessments is something that is new for me to hear being used in schools. So what is ACT Aspire Assessment? This assessment was based on ACT College and Career Readiness Standards which has been around for a while in our school systems. The ACT Aspire is an online assessment that measures students’ progress towards their readiness for college and career. The scores from this test are supposed to reflect the knowledge and skills students develop over time and are consistent with…

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