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Assessment Advice PowerPoint notes

    www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/assessment/preptoyear10/ Department of Education

    Assessment Advice PowerPoint notes

These notes provide further details on each of the slides in the Assessment Advice

    Powerpoint.

    Slide 1

    This workshop takes approximately 90 minutes to complete and can be delivered in sections. Two worksheets accompany this workshop. A white board or large sheet of paper can be used as an „issues‟ board.

    Slides 1 - 4: Introduction

    Slides 5 - 7: The Assessment Advice - slide 5 - worksheet 1

    Slides 8 - 11: Assessment for learning - slide 10 - worksheet 2, slide 12

    issues board

    Slides 12 - 16: Assessment as learning - slide 15 worksheet 2, slide 17

    issues board

    Slides 17 - 19: Assessment of learning - slide 20 worksheet 2, slide 21

    issues board

    Slides 20 22: Summary - Worksheet 2

    Slide 23: Further information

    Slide 2

    Purpose:

    The aim of this workshop is familiarise teachers with the Victorian Department of Education‟s (DoE‟s) Assessment Advice and to consider this in relation to curriculum planning.

    Slide 3

    This model displays where assessment fits into current and future whole school curriculum planning. Curriculum cannot remain static because the world is always changing.

    The model displays the three important components of whole school curriculum planning:

     What is powerful to learn?‟ - Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS)

     „What promotes powerful learning?‟ – Principles of Learning and Teaching

     „How do we know if it has been learnt?‟ - Assessment and Reporting advice

    This workshop focuses on the How do we know if it has been learnt? component,

    specifically assessing what has been learnt and understood.

    Slide 4

    What do you think of when you hear the word assessment?

    Take a minute to write some ideas around assessment.

    Slide 5

    This is Department of Education‟s definition of assessment and process on which this

    definition and the Assessment Advice were developed from.

    The advice is based on an extensive review of current research, both from Australia and overseas, in particular, the United Kingdom. The research material includes: Last updated: 13.02.07

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     policy advice developed by education departments in other Australian states,

    and internationally was also reviewed.

     in conjunction with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA),

    DoE visited many schools and talked with many principals and teachers who

    are considered by their peers to be implementing cutting edge practice in their

    schools.

    Use Worksheet 1 to take a moment to consider how DoE‟s definition matches with

    your thoughts and how it differs.

    Slide 6

    Classroom level Assessment for learning, assessment as learning and assessment

    of learning all occur here. It involves students, parents and teachers by:

     supporting the implementation of the most appropriate learning opportunities

    for students

     providing feedback to students and identifying future learning

     supporting partnerships between parents, students and teachers

     teachers modifying teaching programs to best support learning. Whole School Level Assessment of learning and Assessment for learning:

     monitors and evaluates the success of the school's curriculum and teaching

    program

     informs strategic planning and whole school curriculum planning and

    implementation.

    At system level - Assessment of learning:

     provides assurance about the quality of education

     provides the means of evaluating progress towards raising achievement

     certifies the achievement of students

     reports to government

     provides the foundation for further learning.

    Slide 7

    Assessment for, as and of learning are all important in student learning. Assessment for learning and assessment as learning are both referred to as formative assessment. Assessment of learning is referred to as summative assessment.

    Definitions of assessment purposes:

    Assessment for learning occurs when teachers use inferences about student progress to inform their teaching.

    Assessment as learning occurs when students reflect on and monitor their progress to inform their future learning goals.

    Assessment of learning occurs when teachers use evidence of student learning to make judgements on student achievement against goals and standards. This workshop individually unpacks these definitions further. Slide 8

    Assessment for learning is also referred to as formative assessment.

    There is a wealth of evidence that demonstrates that formative assessment or assessment for learning is an integral part of the teaching and learning process and can raise level of achievement.

    This research includes:

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     Black & Wiliam (UK) www.assessment-reform-group.org.uk

     OECD (2005 Conference) www.oecd.org

     Assessment is for Learning (AifL), Scotland www.ltscotland.org.uk/assess

     TKI Assessment, New Zealand www.tki.org.nz/r/assessment

     Assessment Crisis: The Absence of Assessment FOR Learning, in Phi Delta

    Kappan Vol 83, No. 10, pp 758-765.

    Slide 9

    Assessment for learning is assessment that drives learning. It is when teachers plan lessons using assessment upfront. Assessment for learning informs teachers of the

    next step in students‟ learning and highlights student misconceptions. An example of assessment for learning in a grade six classroom may be a simple brainstorm at the beginning of a new unit of work. The purpose of the brainstorm is to find out students‟ prior knowledge to inform curriculum planning.

    Slide 10

    Display this slide before completing the activity below.

    Worksheet 2

    Take the Y-Chart worksheet headed Effective and Powerful Assessment (A3 size).

    This Y-chart is known as a graphic organiser. It helps to reach a deep understanding of the topic and planning for formative assessment. It helps teachers reach an understanding of what it looks like, feels like and sounds like for students. This worksheet will be used three times. Each time it is used, you may like to change colour pens. When completing this form, do so from a student‟s perspective.

    Brainstorm with a partner what you believe assessment for learning looks like, feels

    like and sounds like in a classroom for a student.

    For example, for the question, What does it look like for a student? you can list what

    you might see in a classroom if assessment for learning was occurring.

    For the question, What does it sound like for a student? you can list things you might

    hear, that is, statements students or teachers might make.

    For the question, What does it feel like for a student?you can list the way students

    and teachers might feel when using assessment for learning.

    “Students can achieve a learning goal only if they understand that goal and can assess what they need to do to reach it.” (Black & Wiliam, Working Inside the Black

    Box).

    Slide 11

    At this point pause and establish where you are at in your learning about assessment for learning. Indicate by nodding your head or raising your hand if you are feeling like the Red light about assessment for learning, the Amber light or the Green light.

    Answer questions or encourage discussion around questions. Alternatively, write them on an issues board for further discussion and clarification.

    This traffic light tool was adapted from Black & Wiliam‟s work on formative

    assessment. It can be used with students in your class for planning teaching and learning programs. It will be used again throughout this presentation to gauge your understanding.

    Slide 12

    The purpose of assessment for learning is to involve students in their own

    assessment as they learn. An example of this could be a student‟s self-assessment

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    Slide 13

    The key message here is that assessment as learning is the assessment that students

    own themselves.

    Assessment as learning comprises student reflection and peer and self-assessment, where students construct concept maps about what they have learnt to demonstrate deep understanding and a link to current knowledge. Assessment as learning

    encourages metacognitive thought, a chance for students to learn and think about the way they learn.

    Think about this in relation to the Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS). Where do you see assessment as learning fitting?

    The facilitator takes suggestions from the audience.

    As part of this discussion you would expect that all domains are mentioned. This may also be an opportunity to further explore the Personal Learning domain as it focuses on encouraging and supporting students to take greater responsibility for their own learning and participation in the teaching and learning process.

    (http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au/essential/personal/index.html)

    Slide 14

    Display this slide before completing the activity below.

    Worksheet 2

    Take the Y-Chart worksheet headed Effective and Powerful Assessment which was

    used earlier from an „assessment as learning focus. Use a different coloured pen for

    assessment as learning if you wish. Remember to complete it from a student‟s

    perspective.

    Slide 15

    Activity: Reflection

    This reflection is for assessment as learning and helps learners to think about what

    they have just learnt, how they have learnt it and how well they have understood. Slide 16

    Activity: Use the traffic light tool again to check understanding.

    At this point, pause and establish where you are at in your learning about assessment

    as learning. Indicate by nodding your head or raising your hand if you are feeling like the Red light about assessment for learning, the Amber light or the Green light.

    Answer questions or encourage discussion around questions or write them up on an issues board for further clarification.

    Slide 17

    Assessment of learning is an important element of the assessment process. It informs what has been learnt and can demonstrate learning over time. It has been the most common form of assessment practiced by teachers. Assessment of learning has been

    used and collected at a system level when reporting on student achievement to parents.

    The quote on this screen refers to the way we can improve assessment of learning or summative assessment. To make of assessment for, as and of learning more

    powerful and more relevant for student learning, we need to focus more on using assessment of learning data. For example, test scores for reporting should be used to inform future curriculum or to spend time giving feedback to students in a meaningful and constructive way to assists them in their future learning.

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    www.education.vic.gov.au/studentlearning/assessment/preptoyear10/ Department of Education Slide 18

    Assessment of learning informs student progress at a point in time against the standards or benchmarks. Assessment of learning informs students, teachers and

    parents about progress over time. It is a snapshot of what the student knows at a particular point in time. Another snapshot at a later point will show what has been learnt over time by comparison.

    To ensure assessment of learning is effective, it should match the intended learning goals. It should be reliable and authentic and the data from the assessment should be shared with teachers, students and parents.

    Slide 19

    Display this slide before completing activity below.

    Worksheet 2

    To further improve assessment of learning, the data gathered for this type of

    assessment should be used for reporting and to inform future curriculum planning. Activity

    Take the Y-Chart worksheet headed Effective and Powerful Assessment which was

    used earlier and add to it thinking about assessment of learning from a student‟s

    perspective. Use a different coloured pen for assessment of learning if you wish. Slide 20

    Activity:

    Using your Y-chart, identify effective and powerful assessment for learning

    approaches. Discuss with the person next to you about a time you used one of these or how you might go about using one.

    Slide 21

    Activity:

    Using your Y-chart, identify effective and powerful assessment as learning

    approaches. Discuss with the person next to you about a time you used one of these or how you might go about using one.

    Slide 22

    Activity:

    Using your Y-chart, identify effective and powerful assessment of learning

    approaches. Discuss with the person next to you about a time you used one of these or how you might go about using one.

    Write down or identify one assessment approach you can take back to your classroom to trial. Ask the group to share their ideas.

    Slide 23

    This site takes you to the Victorian Department of Education assessment web site. This site takes you to the Student Learning Curriculum Planning web site. Email: studentlearning@edumail.vic.gov.au for assessment enquiries.

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