Tagged: Assessment

Gathering information from students to determine whether they meet the instructional goals, using a variety of assessments, and using homework to meet objectives.

Assessment Reflection

This post is a reflection on my strategies for assessment (Domain 4) for the American School Foundation of Monterrey Track 1 project. Assessing student learning is at the centre of teaching but is really two distinct activities: summative assessment, or evaluating and reporting student learning at the end of a topic, unit or class; and formative assessment, or continually evaluating student learning and providing feedback to students in order to improve. I will discuss the two separately as I reflect on how I assess students.

Review presentations to wrap up the year

Throughout the semester, I have had my students create review presentations for each unit. They present just before the unit test as a formative presentation, then again at the end of the unit as...

How to write an exam

I returned to school last week after an unscheduled trip (family business) to find that my Math 9 exam was due into my department head and the admin … well, when I was away....

Grade 11 Parabolic Dish project

My Grade 11 class is studying conics… mostly somewhat dry stuff such as graphing and converting from general to standard form. My partner teacher Elena and I wanted to improve on the assignment given...

Math 9 area and perimeter challenge project

I did a little differentiated assessment recently in my Math 9 class, creating three different unit assignments to assign to different groups of students in my classroom, based on results from a unit diagnostic...

Summative assessments: a sample unit

I recently concluded a unit on similar polygons with my Math 9 classes, and thought I would share the assessment tools that I used with those classes. I suppose I will have to make...