Week 4 Takeaway

I think that student-centred assessment, learning target alignment, and students’ skills are the three most important to me. If I had known these principles in my K-12 experience it would have helped me as an elementary and high school student. Also, if I knew the learning targets, I would have felt that there was direction and a purpose to what I was learning.

  1. Student-centered assessment – By leaning more heavily on formative evaluation techniques, teachers might help students become more motivated to study. This form of collaborative procedure empowers students and increases their likelihood of being actively involved in the classroom. According to research, student-centered evaluation methods have a favourable impact on motivation and learning.
  2. Learning Target Alignment- Teachers must explicitly describe the learning goals that students are expected to grasp prior to instruction. Excellence becomes possible for all children when expectations are explicit and obvious to kids. Empirical research has frequently confirmed the link between assessment expectations and student motivation.
  3. Student Skills – There has been a growing recognition of the varied talents that children might possess and acquire since Howard Gardner’s groundbreaking work Frames of Mind was published in 1983. MI Theory’s main benefit is that it reminds teachers to employ a variety of multi-modality teaching and evaluation techniques in their classrooms.

Reading:  Volante, L. (2006). Principles for Effective ClassroomAssessment. Brock Education: A Journal of Educational Research and Practice, 15(2).


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