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Nov. 17 Webinar – Assessment 1: What Do They Really Know and What Can They Really Do?

November 14th, 2011 No comments
Students taking test

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When we think of assessment, often the first thing that comes to mind is a high-stakes test. Although the MEAs, the NECAPs, and the SATs play a part in determining how our students are doing, a balanced assessment plan has many other components. Effective teachers ask themselves, “What do they really know and what can they really do?” as they question, observe, and conference with students about their work every day. They also involve students in the assessment process by asking them to reflect on their own work and the work of their peers and to become resources for each other.

This week’s webinar is the first of two sessions in which we will explore summative and formative assessments and the role they play in a balanced assessment plan. In this first session, we will discuss the differences between summative and formative assessments and consider ideas from Ann Davies, Rick Stiggins, Dylan Wiliam and others. We will then take a close look at how we can use technology to gather evidence of learning and capture the learner’s thinking. On December 1, we will continue the conversation as we discuss how we can use this evidence to help learners make more progress.

Please join us this Thursday at 3:15 pm. or 7:15 pm. For more information about accessing our MLTI webinars or to register, please click on the Webcasts tab at the top of this page.