trailer Tyler's plans, observations, and conclusions are minimally described and he refers to the phenol red as “red stuff.” On the other hand, his planning and reasoning show sound scientific thinking. students need to find out where students currently stand in relation to the goals. xref In doing this, teachers. In a few cases, the original design was abandoned, and a new design emerged as the instrument took shape. A different problem that leads to inequity in teaching is associated with problems of “disclosure,” the technical label for the challenge of assuring that a student understands the context in which a question is framed and interprets the demand of the question in the way that the teacher intended. Unfortunately, there are often competing needs and demands on teachers. Yet this culture is deeply embedded in American schools and is hard to change. Messick states that dropping reliability as a prerequisite for validity may be “feasible in assessment for instructional improvement occurring frequently throughout the course of teaching or in appraisals of extensive portfolios ” (p. 15). If students are expected to effectively participate in the process, they then need to be clear on the target and the criteria for good work, to assess their own efforts in the light of the criteria, and to share responsibility in taking action in the light of feedback. As Stiggins states, it is important that teachers have clear performance criteria in mind before they assess student work and responses. Messick (1989) offers another perspective on validity. The teacher decides that the class will revisit an earlier completed laboratory activity and, in the process, examine the connections between that activity and the discussion at hand. Ms. R had collected a variety of materials, which she now displayed on a table, including boxes, tubes, string, wire, hooks, scrap wood, dowels, plastic, rubber, fabric and more. It requires planning specific ways to use assignments and discussions to discover what students do and do not understand. So the first and hardest part of treating students equitably is to try to treat all students with the same respect and seriousness. When gathering data, teachers and students need to consider if the information accurately represents what they wish to summarize, corresponds with subject matter taught, and reflects any unintended social consequences that result from the assessment. Abundant assessment opportunities exist in each of these examples. Student participation becomes a key component of successful assessment strategies at every step. Ms. R. knew that planning was a challenge for these third graders. In other words, just as teaching shapes assessment, assessment shapes teaching. For his second experiment, he removes the phenol red from the original reaction and mixes baking soda, calcium chloride and water. I conclude that the water and calcium chloride produce the most heat and the phenol red has nothing to do with making the heat, even though it got hot in the last experiment. As another example, a planning session about future science projects in which the students work in small groups on different topic issues leads to a discussion about the criteria for judging the work quality. The Classroom Assessment Environment: Teachers’ Choice of Assessments and Use of Data ... 2008 CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment. Though principles stay the same, operationally they mean and look different for formative and summative purposes of assessment. Ms. R. chose to introduce technology as part of the study of sound. The assessment … Peer instruction is another approach that can sometimes work in helping students reach a learning or performance target. that red stuff does nothing but change color, √ keeping clear, detailed records of plans, results and conclusions. Based on experience, many teachers both intuitively and purposefully consider these questions every day. The volume discusses how classroom assessment differs from conventional testing and grading-and how it fits into the larger, comprehensive assessment system. 0000000676 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� In the first vignette, Ms. K is helping her students by painting the broad landscape so that they can see how their work fits into a wider context. 0000001419 00000 n Thus, the Standards advocate going beyond the coverage of basic facts to include skills and thought processes, such as the ability to ask questions, to construct and test explanations of phenomena, to communicate ideas, to work with data and use evidence to support arguments, to apply knowledge to new situations and new questions, to problem solve and make decisions, and to understand history and nature of scientific knowledge (NRC, 1996). With rich assessment data, a teacher can begin to develop possible explanations about what the difficulties might be for the student. As a class, they cycle back through the criteria that were established, deepening understanding by highlighting exemplars from past projects and just talking through what constitutes quality work. Summative assessments summarize what students have learned at the conclusion of an instructional segment. The teacher can help to guide the discussions, especially during the times in which students have difficulty helping one another. Technical features are discussed later in this chapter. Assessments and assessment-related conversations can help make explicit to all students standards of quality work, make clearer the connections among seemingly unrelated content, concepts, and skills, and provide a scaffold for ongoing student self-assessment (Cole et al., 1999). As students conduct experiments, for example, the teacher circulates around the room and asks individuals about their findings, using the feedback to adjust lessons plans and take other actions to boost learning. Ms. K's and Ms R's classrooms demonstrate the many ways assessment information can be obtained. In addition, the recording of results and observations was accomplished with varying degrees of clarity. Issues of validity center on whether an assessment is measuring or capturing what is intended for measure or capture. It is not unusual for the goals to change somewhat as the students and teachers get more involved in the study. Sharing assessment with students does not mean that teachers transfer all responsibility to the student but rather that assessment is shaped and refined from day to day just as teaching is. is not really a heat maker all by itself or without C.C. In addition to optimal wait-time, it requires a solid understanding of the subject matter, attentive consideration of each student's remarks, as well as skillful crafting of further leading questions. Before the students engaged in the assessment, Ms. R had outlined how she would evaluate the student responses in each area. Show the class how you can make the sound louder. The data also are useful when the teachers cover the material again the following year. This usually entails identification of somewhat discrete stages that will help the students to understand what is required to move toward the goal. This may be particularly important when the students come from a variety of backgrounds, with some having studied aspects of the topic before, either independently or with other teachers in different schools. The CMS presents a unique assessment tool for use in educational settings for enhancing the resiliency promoting features of the classroom environment. However, this can only be done in light of the teacher's beliefs about how best to help students to learn. The conferences she sets up and the conversations that ensue give her opportunities to probe understandings and confusions and reach students that may not be as articulate when it comes to written work. Because the assessment was designed primarily to tap scientific investigation and experimentation skills and understandings, other assessments, including perhaps follow-up questions, would be required to make inferences about their level of conceptual under-. A teacher can facilitate this process by providing opportunities for participation and multiple points of entry, but students actually have to take the necessary action. Like Ms. K and Ms. R in the vignettes, teachers are not concerned with just one dimension of learning. To the extent that a teacher's decisions and judgments are informed by the information they glean from their students—for example, through observations, class discussions, conversations, written comments, reflections, journals, tests, quizzes, and presentations—teachers can base decisions on understandings of their students and significantly support their learning. The King School was reforming its science curriculum. The questions and the obtained responses are tightly interconnected and interdependent and they are not new. 2 The Teaching Learning Cycle Assessment Summative: Assessment of learning. If a teacher really thinks in this way, it is highly probable that such an attitude will be conveyed, directly or indirectly, to the student. Perjòrmanee Assessment in the Classroom There is some supportive evidence for the claims made regarding performance assessments in the classroom. And P.R. Regardless of the format —individual, small group, whole class, project-based, written, or discussion—teachers have the opportunity to build in meaningful assessment. In the first vignette, Ms. K facilitates frequent conversations with her class about what constitutes good work. This is a challenging task for third-grade students, and the teacher will have to provide considerable guidance to the groups of students as they plan their presentations. For example, both vocabulary and oral style differ among children so the teacher may communicate far more effectively with students from one socioeconomic or ethnic background than with those from another background. In his book on classroom assessment for teachers, Stiggins (2001) writes, The quality of any assessment depends first and foremost on the clarity and appropriateness of our definitions of the achievement target to be assessed...We cannot assess academic achievement effectively if we do not know and understand what that valued target is. An array of strategies and forms of assessment to address the goals that the student and teacher have established allows students multiple opportunities to demonstrate their understandings. ” “What do they mean by this response?” “What other opportunities did the child have to demonstrate knowledge or skills?” “What future experience may help to promote further development? How accurate are these judgments? Comments on a student 's work that indicate specific actions to close the gap between the student's current understanding and the desired goal provide crucial help if the student takes them seriously. 1 EFFECTIVE STUDENT ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN THE CLASSROOM Background Section 18(1) of the School Act for the Province of Alberta sets out the duties that teachers must Thus far, this chapter has provided a menu of strategies and principles for teachers to consider when designing and implementing a classroom assessment system organized around the goals of improved student work. use multiple methods and systematically gather data about student understanding and ability; analyze assessment data to guide teaching; use student data, observations of teaching, and interactions with colleagues to reflect on and improve teaching practice; and. To be effective as assessment that improves teaching and learning, the information generated from the activity must be used in such a way as to inform the teacher and/or her students in helping decide what to do next. The type of classroom assessment discussed in this chapter focuses upon the daily opportunities and interactions afforded to teachers and students for collecting information about student work and understandings, then uses that information to improve both teaching and learning. How can you get there? ” “What response am I expecting?” “What are the criteria for good work?” “What are the criteria for gauging competency?” These are just a few of the questions that can spur useful analysis. The standards emphasize the integral role that regular self-assessment plays in achieving this goal. Although teachers make assessments all the time, it is important that they develop a system for gathering data about student understanding and progress. Equity issues are difficult to grapple with and arise at all levels of the education system and in all components of any program. You're looking at OpenBook,'s online reading room since 1999. would cause heat, but we know that P.R. A single type or form of assessment will not be able to capture all of the dimensions of scientific knowing and doing. Teachers have little choice but to juggle the different purposes of assessment in effort to create some coherent system that can best satisfy the different, and often competing, assessment aims. Invalid formative assessment can lead to the wrong corrective action, or to neglect action where it is needed. Science Content: The K-4 science content standard on science and technology is supported by the idea that students should be able to communicate the purpose of a design. Content validity concerns the degree to which an assessment measures the intended content area. Have you ever noticed what the teacher did to make learning more inviting? Based on his results, he correctly concludes that calcium chloride and phenol make heat. Show the class the part of the instrument that makes the sound. Jonathan uses his own abbreviation for calcium chloride, C.C. In these small groups, the students share the details of their project; from content to process, Ms. K keeps herself informed on the working status of the different groups. The chapter offers a guiding framework to use when considering everyday assessments and then discusses the roles and responsibilities of teachers and students in improving assessment. Black and Wiliam (1998a) assert, “...self-assessment by the students is not an interesting option or luxury; it has to be seen as essential” (p. 55). 2 The Case for Strengthening Assessment in the Science Classroom, 4 The Relationship between Formative and Summative Assessment -- In the Classroom and Beyond, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Classroom Assessment and the National Science Education Standards, 1 An Introduction to Assessment in the Science Classroom, 6 Beyond the Classroom -- System-Level Supports. Assessments that occur as part of regular teaching and curricular activities. After spending time discussing and drawing the forces involved as an object is dropped to the floor, he plans questions and activities to help cultivate student understandings of more passive actions of forces so they understand that the conceptual notion of force applies to both active and passive actions and objects. Ironically, some research has shown that questions set in “everyday” settings open up wider differences in response between students in advantaged compared with disadvantaged backgrounds than the same questions set in abstract contexts (Cooper & Dunne, 2000). Although these discussions occur at the beginning of the project period, she regularly and deliberately cycles back to issues of expectations and quality to increase their depth of understanding as they get more involved in their projects. Validity has many dimensions, three of which include content validity, construct validity, and instructional validity. Research suggests that teachers often look for evidence that affirms their own performance (Airasian, 1991) and do not easily modify judgments on individual student achievement (Goldman, 1996; Rosenbaum, 1980). Through this investigation, the teacher would be able to assess students' abilities to do the following: Design a controlled experiment in which only one ingredient is omit-. Ms. R sent the students to work in their groups. She can get a sense of how and where the individuals are making contributions to their group 's work and help to ensure that they share the work at hand, including development of an understanding of the underlying processes and content addressed by the activity. Like Jonathan, Stephanie uses chemical notation of some of her own abbreviations. Thus, assessment takes into consideration process as well as outcomes and products and the instruction and activities that lead to those ends. In any personal relationship, few of us succeed in treating all of our acquaintances with equal consideration. From Stiggins' (2001) book, Student-Involved Classroom Assessment, Figure 3-1 offers questions to consider when designing, selecting, or implementing an assessment. Lee (1994) found that college students … On Friday, they were once again to draw and write about their instruments. How do students now make judgments about their own work and that of others? The seventh-grade students in Ms. K's science class are working on long-term research projects investigating their local watershed. Red symbolizes the student's view that he or she lacks understanding, green that he or she has confidence, and yellow that there appear to be some difficulties and the student is not sure about the quality of the response. In the vignette, Ms. K needed to be aware of the existence and causes of algal blooms in order to ask questions that may lead her students down productive paths in exploring them. One teacher might carry a clipboard while circulating around the room to record comments and observations. Teachers need to understand the principles of sound assessment and apply those principles as a matter of daily routine practice. We'd have to try mixing P.R. During the school day, opportunities often arise for producing useful assessment information for teachers and students. In order to evaluate the student performance, the teacher used the following guidelines: Student understanding of sound will be revealed by understanding that the sound is produced in the instrument by the part of the instrument that vibrates (moves rapidly back and forth), that the pitch (how high or how low) can be changed by changing how rapidly the vibrating part moves, and the loudness can be changed by the force (how hard you pluck, tap, or blow the vibrating part) with which the vibrating part is set into motion. What tools and materials did you use to make your instrument? Upon comparison of feedback in experimental studies, it is the feedback about learning goals that shows better learning gains. She carries a clipboard on which she jots down notes, quotes, and questions that she will want to come back to with a particular student or the entire group. <<0DBAA3CF5129EF4DBA2A42F925F7BDD6>]>> They go over other situations that would help them decide what is happening in terms of force. Use experiment results and reasoning skills to draw conclusions about what causes heat. (p. 49). Validity, as he defines it, is “an integrated evaluative judgment of the degree to which empirical evidence and theoretical rationales support the adequacy and appropriateness of inferences and actions based on test scores or other modes of assessment” [italics added] (p. 13). 0000001339 00000 n Ask each student to compile a collection of ten works for you to grade. BOX 3-10 Assessment in the Teaching Standards, Teachers of science engage in ongoing assessment of their teaching and of student learning. Or, is some new approach required? Through the vignettes and discussion that follow, we hope to make features of formative assessment more explicit and, in doing so, highlight how intimately they are connected to teaching. ” and “What other types of data should I be looking for to help me make sense of this information?”. The following example from the Lawrence Hall of Science assessment handbook (Barber et al., 1995) demonstrates how assessment mechanisms can enrich science investigations and provide the teacher with useful information. CATs and other informal assessment tools … Ms. K wants to make sure that each student understands the standards that they are expected to meet. corollary for these students is that there is little point in trying or hoping for better. In self-assessment students are expected to assess both process and product of their learning. Summative assessment refers to the cumulative assessments, usually occurring at the end of a unit or topic coverage, that intend to capture what a student has learned, or the quality of the learning, and judge performance against some standards. the development of important dispositions. Not a MyNAP member yet? Another group was making drums of various sizes using some thick cardboard tubes and pieces of thin rubber roofing material. Examples of issues that might arise are the choice between concrete but limited instances of an idea and abstract but universal presentations, the decision about whether to use daily experience or second-hand evidence, the complexity of the patterns of reasoning required in any particular approach, and research evidence about common misconceptions that hinder the progress of students in understanding particular concepts. Her observations of the reaction are perceptive, but she is unable to reach a conclusion. Any classroom assessment system should assess and support growth in all areas. Many class questions or homework tasks are set in what are assumed to be realistic settings, often on the assumption that this will be more accessible than one set in abstract. As they walk around the room, listening, observing, and interacting with students, both teachers take advantage of the data they collect. Students chose many of the criteria by which they wish their peers to evaluate them, and, with Ms. K's help, they developed an evaluation rubric that will be ready on presentation day—now just 2 weeks away. Student understanding of the nature of technology will be revealed by the student's ability to reflect on why people make musical instruments —to improve the quality of life—as well as by their explanations of how they managed to make the instrument despite the constraints faced—that is, the ability to articulate why the conceptualization and design turned out to be different from the instrument actually made. Her recording is minimal, though she does make an attempt to use chemical notation. Each student has an index card on which to write questions or request an opportunity to speak with the teacher rather than to interrupt. Ms. K, for example, would not use the student conferences to obtain all the information she needs about student comprehension and involvement. Do you enjoy reading reports from the Academies online for free? Thus, technical issues are important to consider for all assessments, including those that occur each day in the classroom. In this illustration, students are challenged to design and conduct two experiments to determine which of three reactants —baking soda, calcium chloride, and a phenol red solution (phenol red and water)—when mixed together produces heat. or experience of a particular gender, racial or ethnic group” (p. 86). For example, after one of the discussions, she realized that the students in one group were not connecting algal blooms to possible sources of pollutants. A third group is focusing on how the local ecosystem influences water quality. The close examination of student work also is invaluable, and teachers do it all the time. Only if assessments in science classrooms can more closely approximate the vision of science education teaching and learning can they inform the teacher's work in trying to implement the emphasis in the Standards on students actively doing science. A teacher asks questions that may help spur thinking about science concepts that are part of the investigation and may help students understand what it takes to do work that comports with high standards. MyNAP members SAVE 10% off online. All rights reserved. We turn to this challenge in Chapter 5 and Chapter 6. Teachers were provided contrived information that a handful of students showed exceptional promise, when in actuality they were no different from the others. Teachers in effective classrooms communicate with students about what they should be learning and track progress often. The chapter offers a guiding framework to use when considering everyday assessments and then discusses the roles and responsibilities of teachers and students in improving assessment. Now, consider the assessment in the two vignettes in light of the following three guiding questions: Where are you trying to go? This way, no child is overlooked and teachers can be sure that they focus on what they think are the most important learning goals and outcomes. Rather, she states that calcium chloride needs a liquid to conduct heat. the environment surrounding the test format (e.g., the imposed testing for accountability purposes) or the format itself is more problematic. Throughout the course of a lesson or unit, teachers use classroom assessment … Validity, he argued, needs evidentiary grounding, including evidence of what happens as a result. Clarity about the overall goals is only a first step. If content understanding is the goal, it is necessary to design an appropriate assessment that would tap into that dimension of their understanding. With a teacher's help, much useful work in student groups can start from assessment tasks: each member of a group can comment on another's homework, or one another's tests, and then discuss and defend the basis for their decisions. One method that has proved successful has been to ask students to label their work with red, yellow, or green dots. Indeed, Hein and Price (1994) assert that anything a student does can be used for assessment purposes. He first omits the baking soda and sees what would happen with a mixture of calcium chloride and phenol red. Thus the form that assessment takes is significant. Show the class how you can change the pitch (how high or how low the sound is) of the sound. Focusing on equity in classroom assessment is one part of the challenge. Assessments can be most powerful when students are involved in the process, not solely as responders or reactors. Where groups had worked together on an instrument, one report was to be prepared. These conclusions are not justified by her experiments nor is her final conclusion that water plus calcium chloride cause the heat. 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