One of a series of 6 videos focused on "Understanding Learning Skills & Work Habits" from Growing Success. Produced by the London Region MISA PNC. My Link to Growing Success: The videos helped me to understand my responsibilities in assessing each student on each LSWH.
Seeing growth and improvement can be a huge motivator for ELL students.But you can't see growth if you don't measure it. That's why no great class is complete without some way of assessing students. My Link to Growing Success: Data gathered from assessments will help teachers to identify student needs and determine next steps for instruction.
Assessment for learning (AFL) is an approach to teaching and learning that creates feedback which is then used to improve students’ performance. My Link to Growing Success: This article helped me understand that sharing learning goals and success criteria with students sets the stage for receiving feedback that will help them improve their learning. Assessment is for learning tasks ensures that both the teacher and student have a common understanding about what needs to be done next in the learning.