The teacher understands and uses a variety of informal and formal assessment strategies (both formative and summative) to evaluate and support the development of the learner.
- Communicates clear expectations and provides descriptive feedback to students
- Encourages student goal-setting and self-reflection during informal and formal assessment
- Accurately documents, interprets and reports assessment results to students , parents, colleagues and the community
- Uses a variety of informal and formal assessments that provide valid evidence of student's performance of learning goals, objective outcomes and standards
- Interprets assessment results to adjust instruction and enhance student progress and confidence
- Supports students' performance in district and state assessment programs
While visiting Ann MacEachern's art room, the students began and completed a self portrait collage - she gave each student a handwritten guideline and rubric. She also supplied a worksheet to engage the students in reflecting on their work. One student handed me his assessment and asked if I would give a similar grade, I responded that while his collage was accurately composed and had very interesting aspects, he did not use his time well and needed to be redirected back to his work many times. When the students finished their collage, they were given an "exit ticket" to reflect in full sentences about their work. The questionnaire included: What surprised you about the process or your finished piece? If you could do this work over or had more time, what would you do differently? Is there anything you could have done to make the artwork or the experience more successful?