Sep 17, 2009

The Assessment Scheme to Rule them All

Here's the assessment scheme I've used since midway through my first year. For me, it has done all of the following:
-Provides differentiation for every students.
-Identify skills to remediate.
-Has xtinguished student test anxiety and has replaced it w/ student buy-in.
-Eliminates the need for students to make-up tests when absent.
-Significantly reduced the amount of time I spend grading.
-Creates an overarching picture of what the year looks like for myself and my students.
Enough from me, however. If you're out of the know and are still stuck using the 'old way' of testing, read it from the source:
How Math Must Assess (dy/dan)
Further, check out a walkthrough by Kate:
The Assessment Scheme to Rule them All
As she well puts:
-Reflects current course knowledge
-Provides clear path to remediation
-Rewards progress
For the remainder of my teaching career, this is what will drive my course and my teaching.

1 comment:

Carrie said...

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