By Phyllis Jones, Judy Carr
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Extra resources for A Pig Don't Get Fatter the More You Weigh It: Classroom Assessments that Work
One way to approach this is to include student choice in selecting exemplary samples of work related to specific standards/objectives from the rubric. 3 shows a format for an assessment plan for the development of a portfolio that invites both teacher and student participation in the choice of exemplary student learning and achievement. 2. Possible Types of Portfolio Portfolio Options Purpose Student or Teacher Collections Display Showcases classroom work or projects to exhibit student mastery Student and/or Teacher Evaluative Contains assessments that guide instructional purposes Teacher Performance Based Provides documentation of student’s performance ability Student and/or Teacher Process Based Documents a “work in progress” over a short or long period of time Student Developmental Categorized by objective domains Teacher Subject Area Track growth in each subject area Student and/or Teacher Individual Envelops only the work done by the student independently Student and/or Teacher Partner or Group Implemented for partner or group efforts toward com- Students mon learning objectives Electronic Consists of a compilation of pieces demonstrated through technology such as PowerPoint presentations, i-movies, or web pages Aggregated Draws from work of each student to compile a whole- Students and/or class result Teacher Archived Passes from school year to school year throughout the student’s academic endeavor Student and/or Teacher Teacher The student’s portfolio plays an important part in the teacher-parent conference as well as the overall assessment of the student’s growth and accomplishments throughout the year.
1) provide one method of assessing knowledge and skills before, during, and after instruction. 1. indd Sec1:15 √ Success without adult prompt > Success with adult prompt X Continue instruction 11/10/2006 10:02:37 AM 16 Contemporary Issues in Classroom Assessment Knowledge of the Student In classrooms that celebrate diversity, students are allowed to learn differently, and as demonstrated in the vignette at the beginning of this chapter, students bring varied levels of knowledge and experience to the learning.
There are varied formats that observation schedules can take, depending upon the type of data that a teacher wishes to collect about a student. For example, a teacher may wish to gather general information about how a student is responding to specific curricular experiences. 3 illustrates how a teacher is able to collect performance information about Austin, who is in the literacy center writing a story about his family as part of a unit he is working on that focuses on families or habitats. 4 illustrates how a teacher can use a time-sampling observational format to collect information about a young child in a group context.
A Pig Don't Get Fatter the More You Weigh It: Classroom Assessments that Work by Phyllis Jones, Judy Carr