Planning for Day to Day Assessment

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Planning for assessment is part of day-to-day instruction for a teacher at St. Elizabeth Seton School in Calgary.

Key Points

  • 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.

Discussion Question

  • What benefits could result through an intentional focus on planning effective questions and questioning techniques?

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