Planning for assessment is part of day-to-day instruction for a teacher at St. Elizabeth Seton School in Calgary.
- A clear understanding of the learning outcomes makes it possible for teachers to plan for assessment before planning for instruction.
- The teacher incorporates purposeful questions into the lesson, and builds in time for students to reflect and think.
- The teacher employs a variety of formative assessment techniques to ensure all students are actively engaged in the lesson.
- Student responses to well-designed questions can inform next steps in instruction.
- What benefits could result through an intentional focus on planning effective questions and questioning techniques?