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Pre-assessment helps to know the student’s potential before we begin the topic. It helps us to avoid some ‘surprising student responses.’ Apart from knowing students knowledge level, this also offers us to give an idea of differentiation that we need to do to meet the curriculum standard requirements. In this blog, I will be presenting … Continue reading Pre-assessment for differentiation
I had two interviews regarding high-stakes assessments. My first interview with my learning support coordinator who is responsible for conducting and evaluating the assessments in Combines Support Services department in our school. My second interview with one of the teacher works in American International School, Riyadh. She teaches Humanities to Grade 8 students. She … Continue reading High-stakes Assessments – Are we prepared?
An effective lesson plan includes assessments. An assessment is a test for understanding. It is not necessary to wait until the end of our teaching to determine whether the students are learning or making the right connections. As we know, unpacking standards and backward mapping help us to design effective instruction and addresses how students … Continue reading Articulating Outcomes: Thinking Like an Assessor
During this program, I have come across to various new terms and tests to proceed further. Though I have had experience in outlining objectives, activities, and assessments, unpacking, and backward mappings are new to me. Although I find these two topics are easy and understandable. The process of linking standard to instruction and connecting it … Continue reading Understanding and applying standards