4h. Teachers use a variety of methods to assess what each student has learned.

Standard 4: Teachers facilitate learning for their students

Teachers use multiple indicators, including formative and summative assessments, to evaluate student progress and growth as they strive to eliminate achievement gaps. Teachers provide opportunities, methods, feedback, and tools for students to assess themselves and each other. Teachers use 21st century assessment systems to inform instruction and demonstrate evidence of students’ 21st century knowledge, skills, performance, and dispositions.

Critical Elements: Clarity, Assessment, Objectives, Planning

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Assessment

Assessment-The purpose of assessment is to motivate students to want to do better while giving them information they can use to do better. Additionally, a teacher’s re-teaching plans are informed to support students to do better. The Skillful Teacher suggests that certain changes in the classroom can have unusually large effects into other practices. Good… [read more]


Clarity

Clarity, according to The Skillful Teacher, is the ability to cause mental acts within student’s minds that will result in their understanding or being able to do something. Compare the definition of Clarity with the definition of teaching. Teaching: Anything a person does that increases the probability of intended learning. The Skillful Teacher text uses… [read more]


Objectives

A clear objective is an anchor of good daily lesson planning. The quality of a teacher’s thinking about objectives during planning directly accounts for the effectiveness of student learning experiences. A learning objective should describe what students should know or be able to do at the end of the course that they couldn’t do before…. [read more]


Planning

Creating a lesson plan is an integral part of each teacher’s day. The lesson plan answers the most basic question: “What are we doing in class today?” The centerpiece of planning is the lesson: the period of planned time in which students engage in content through experiences the teacher has designed. Planning helps teachers focus… [read more]

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