Assessment Comic

Assessment Comic

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Reading by Garrison and Ehrinhaus

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  • Formative and Summative Assessments in the Classroom by Catherine Garrison and Michael Ehringhous, Ph.D.
  • summative - "given periodically to determine at a particular point in time what students know and do not know" formative - "part of the instructional process...provides information needed to adjust teaching and learning"
  • Think of assessment like learning to mastered the driving test, you get your license....but, what if instead you received grades that accumulated the entire time you were learning to drive - so the "low grades you received during the process of learning to drive....would not accurately reflect your ability to drive a car"
  • Reflecting on this article makes me think about how assessments are weighted in terms of final grade.  I think when students have input into the assessment process and know they have the ability to improve their grades, they will work harder. 
  • We are offered choice in all other aspects of our lives today, it makes it difficult when we go to school and feel like this -->
  • Memorize and Repeat After Me.....Yes Everything Will Be On The TEST...Your grades are CUMULATIVE ....Fail to Pass and you Fail LIFE
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