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Assessment for Learning: The Cramlington Teaching and Learning Model

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Zite (Photo credit: AJC1)

It’s been quite some time since I blogged! The main reason I guess is that I have been concentrating on using twitter to develop my own personal learning network, but as a new school year begins it’s time to make another start with this blog.
I have also been exploring a lot of iPad apps and one of my favourites at the moment is Zite!
I came across this blog post yesterday in my iPad Zite magazine app. See url linked below.
I’m sure you’ll find it an interesting read. It is a short article. It supports a focus on how we can continue to use Formative Assessment strategies in our classrooms in our teaching to improve students’ learning achievement.
When you read the post, record it as professional reading, and maybe write a short reflection, perhaps using a Visible Thinking Routine such as ‘Connect, Extend Challenge’. (ASV teachers: See your ‘Visible Thinking’ book – received at 2012 ASVAC!
Zite personalized magazine app. Available for free in the App Store  www.zite.com


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Formative vs summative assessment – and unthinking policy about them

 

 

 I meant to add the link below (from a 2011 Grant Wiggins blog post) as a related article on my last post on Grant’s articles about Feedback. All of his articles and posts are interesting to read together.

Grant explains the context for his post. He writes in response to an email query about a Formative and Summative assessment policy.

Grant writes:

‘…In theory, I would define ‘formative’ assessment as “useful feedback with an opportunity to use that feedback” to perform optimally on later summative assessments…’

and,

‘…what makes a formative assessment formative – is whether I have a chance to get and use feedback in a later version of the ‘same’ performance. It’s only formative if it is ongoing; it’s only summative if it is the final chance, the ‘summing up’ of student performance…’

Read the full post here:

Formative v Summative Assessment