Ongoing formative and summative assessment is so important. I created another Google survey but this time it is for 6.2 and then one Google Survey for 6.3. Basically the 6.2 survey asks students to rate their understanding of different concepts on the mid-chapter review on a scale of 1-10. This would be completed before starting the review to see if students understand the material before it is presented to them as a summative assessment.
This is nothing fancy but it does the job! A quick formative assessment to see if students are understanding the concepts before starting the mid-chapter review.
I’m a strong believer in the assessment strategy of triangulation.
Basically this is where evidence is collected in three different ways: Observations (during activities, lecturing, work time, etc.), Conversations (talking to your students inside and outside of the classroom if they are understanding the concepts), and Products is more summative assessments (tests, assignments, projects, etc.). I think this is a great way to assess students to see if students are understanding concepts, not just knowing them. I started an Excel spreadsheet that I would use to record formative and summative assessments.
At the top is all of the methods of assessments and then I can fill it out as I go. I think this would help me stay organized and on top of assessment.
I’m also a big believer in Bloom’s Taxonomy. We talk a lot about this in university.
I realized most of my assessment so far is more on the remembering/understanding part, so I wanted to change it up a bit! For an assessment for 6.3 I’d have the students create their own question surrounding linear regressions. They could pick any topic they want as long as they can find data on it and can put it into a type of question we’ve been doing in class. Then they create their own question and then once every student is done, I’ll randomly assign everyone a question for them to complete.
I think this is a cool kind of assessment to do because it really shows if students understand this concept by having them create their own question. Formative and summative assessment is very important so I thought it would be a good idea to create another blog post specifically for assessment. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions for different types of assessments!