An assessment should reflect real world applications of how knowledge and understanding are used. Assessments based on situations that are relevant to students' own experiences can motivate them to give their best performance. One of the most essential educational tools is the classroom assessment. When used properly, assessments can help educators better understand what their students are learning. Classroom assessments help educators identify students strengths and weakness, monitor student learning and progress as well as plan and conduct instruction.
In this paper a critical analysis of backward design and its effect on student achievement. A critical analysis of fact-based practices that teacher can use now to improve student achievement will be discussed. Finally, a discussion of the challenges a teachers will face when creating a culture of learning. Backward Design Baldrige (2012), states highly effective schools uses assessment data to improve proce... ... middle of paper ... ...ive school culture is a must if the education system in America is going to see real reform. Works Cited Baldrige National Quality Program (2007).
Strategies to support inclusive student participation and engagement in learning allow the teacher to help students who struggle to become involved in class and who struggle to engage in the learning material. Finally, organisation of the classroom and providing directions to learners managing challenging behaviour is highly important to create a positive and creative workspace that allows students to want to learn and to reduce bullying in the class. The information that was given in this course was valuable and can be applied into the classroom when I become a primary school teacher. Paragraph 1: Communication strategies to support student learning As a teacher language is the most important tool in order to support student learning. The book Elementary Classroom Management by Kerry Williams discusses how language is an important tool to use “language can be a powerful vehicle for activating thought, and as teachers we need to be aware of the role it is playing” (ref pg.
I. Introduction Assessment is vital to the education process considering that it allows teachers diagnose students’ difficulties, strengths and provide positive, supportive and useful feedback to learners since it measures not only the students’ performance, but also, the progress they are making (Lennon, 2012, p.4). In the same token, an article about classroom assessment states that “assessment is a systematic process of gathering information about what a student knows, is able to do, and is learning to do”. Moreover, the information gathered in the assessment process offers the foundation for decision-making and planning for instruction and learning. To sum up, assessment is an integral part of instruction that enhances, empowers, and celebrates student learning (Classroom Assessment, n.d. p.3).
It is important to note that the use of technology in the classroom can foster learning and improve student’s critical and reflective thinking skills. Teachers and administrators should select materials and technology that are developmentally appropriate and designed to engage the interest in learning. An effective leader has a vision of learning and allows students to set individual goals and plans to reach these goals; the use of technology can increase students’ success. Since the educational reform of No Child Left Behind, educators have struggled to meet the learning standards set by their state and federal government. High academic standards in all core curriculum areas and accountability through assessment are an important aspect in the educational arena.
In this assignment I will distinguish distinct features of child centred education, explore its origin and exemplify the positive contributions it can make to pupils’ education. I will show my personal interpretation of this value and its effect within the educational setting. Consideration of others notions of this value will be explored, parallel to some tensions or possible challenges that may become apparent when upholding and promoting this value. Finally I will appraise the connotations child centred education has upon education and what effect it may have upon my future practice as a teacher. A value can be defined as an important and lasting belief that influences our long term views.
Cohen et al. (2010) wrote that assessment can be a major contributor to raising standards in schools in terms of teaching, learning and student achievement. In addition, if assessment is properly handled with consistency, reliability, validity and rigour, it can have a possitive effect on learning and can improve students' own understanding of how can they learn more effectively and improve. Although there are various types of assessment approaches, the three key ones that are used in Spanish language subject are the following: Assessment for learning or formative assessment, summative assessment and ipsative assessment or self-assessment. Assessment for learning The purpose of formative assessment is to find where students are in their learning.
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