Classroom Assessment Strategies: Secondary - TTC 101b

Location: TBA
Facilitator: TBA

Research from a variety of countries in the last decade has demonstrated the powerful impact of particular classroom assessment strategies in improving student learning.  These strategies are effective because they provide the meaningful link between curriculum, assessment, and instruction - they serve as instructional tools as well as vehicles for providing specific and useful feedback to students and teachers.

In this course we will examine and apply a variety of classroom assessment techniques that have emerged from this research and explore how formative and summative assessment can be integrated to empower students to be full participants in their own learning.  In addition, the critical role of collaborative dialogue, within the framework of both assessment design and instructional planning, will be studied in terms of its impact on student learning.

Participants will:

  • Understand how to use classroom assessment to build student ownership and understanding of their own learning
  • Be exposed to a variety of examples of effective classroom assessments from different grade levels and subject areas
  • Develop and evaluate classroom assessments and rubrics that exhibit characteristics of effective design
    understand how the review of assessment tasks, and the student learning data derived from those tasks, can feed back into the cycle of instructional design
  • Be able to apply a variety of assessment strategies to provide feedback to students and inform instruction
  • Explore practical methods of grading and reporting

In order to access course materials, participants are required to bring a laptop computer with wireless internet capability and appropriate adapters to this course.