Indicator 3.4 – Eastern Middle School - DEMO
A variety of assessment techniques are used.
This indicator looks at student assessment at several levels — the classroom, the school, the district, and the state. The one level over which teachers have the most control, is, of course, the classroom. It is important that classroom assessment address a wide range of knowledge and proficiencies that schools expect students to acquire. And it's important for classroom teachers to use a variety of assessment formats that could include open-ended questions, writing assignments, projects, and performances.
- In what ways do students have an opportunity to demonstrate their learning? How frequently does the school staff use multiple methods?
- What actions can the staff take to ensure that teachers have opportunities to document student learning in a variety of ways?
- In small groups, have teachers share samples of their assessments. List and tally the types of tasks on the assessments and their approximate frequency of use during a grading period. Decide whether the school's assessment methods are sufficient. Plan to make improvements, if necessary, and develop a means for monitoring improvements. Assign a team to work on this project.
Survey Questions for Indicator 3.4
How frequently are the following STUDENT ASSESSMENT techniques used in your school?
- Q12A: Standardized tests
- Q12B: Teacher-made tests
- Q12C: Students' demonstration of their work
- Q12D: Exhibition of students' work
- Q12E: Student self-assessment