9. Assessing for Learning

Communicating Science students in Assessing for Learning session


This session provides participants with background on and experiences with the important topic of assessment. The session begins with a group assessment activity in which participants review and discuss the topics covered thus far in the course. They examine a real-world example of being assessed and think about some of the reasons for using particular assessment methods.

Participants learn the advantages of using different types of assessment measures and how they can reveal a broader range of understanding and skills. They also examine student work samples to evaluate how well they reveal student ideas in science.

Throughout the session participants gain a sense of the importance of formative classroom assessment and how it can best be used to support student learning.


Session 9: Assessing for Learning (as a PDF)

Session 9: Assessing for Learning (PowerPoint, supplemental)