There are various ways to assess students besides the traditional summative assessment with various forms for multiple choice questions, short answer, essay, etc. Often times, teachers have to think outside the box and develop assessments that assess the same content and standard, but are done in an alternative way. Providing a choice in assessment options, assessment instruction supports differentiation to meet the learning preferences of diverse students in the learning environment.
For this assignment, you will develop an alternative assessment that is aligned with the set of standards chosen for your benchmark, and appropriate for the grade level and content area of your practicum placement.
Part 1: Assessment
From your chosen state standard in your benchmark, create a student-centered learning experience and alternative assessment for students to do something (project, presentation, brochure, etc.) with the content material.
Your alternative assessment should include:
Math and ELA state standards (from your benchmark).
Formative questions to assess prior knowledge, probe for understanding, and promote independent learning prior to students beginning assessment during the instructional learning.
Complete description of instructions for learning experience.
Complete description of alternative assessment.
Part 2: Reflection
In 100-200 words, reflect and answer the following questions:
What are the ethical related issues related to using student progress data, from assessments, in order to promote growth and learning? How will you make sure you are being ethical in your use of data in your classroom?
Submit your alternative assessment and reflection as one deliverable.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.