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2. Lesson planning: Activities for the Differentiated Classroom 

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3. Information technology: Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age.
4. Teaching English as an Additional Language: Multiple Intelligences Ideas
5. Pre-school: Teaching and Learning Ideas for the Under-Fives

Assessment: Formative Assessment Ideas

This 24 page book provides you with formative assessment ideas for the initial home visit before the child begins school; ideas for continuous and comprehensive evaluation throughout the student’s school life, and thoughts about how to improve standards in their final examinations. A useful reference book for all busy teachers.



Formative assessment – assessment for learning

P 4-5 The home visit or the child’s initial visit to school – learning starts when we are born – what does the child already know when she first comes to school?
P 6 Assessment through observation – discover students’ multiple intelligences and their strengths and weaknesses.

Diagnostic assessments

P 7 Published diagnostic tests – subjects and verbal reasoning.
P 8-10 Students with Additional Needs (Special Educational Needs) – examples.
P 11 Group assessment – assess students’ multiple intelligences using a rubric.
P 12 Authentic problem solving and assessment – expert assessment of real life situations.
P 13 Students’ self assessment and peer assessment – let your students help you.
P 14 Multiple Intelligences assessment of knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes
P 15 Creating your own subject specific assessments – example: English novel
P 16 End of lesson evaluation – to help you plan for the next lesson.
P 17 Target setting and monitoring – use assessment to raise standards and set goals.

Summative assessment- test and assessment results

P 18 Continuous and comprehensive assessment – leading to accumulative assessment.
P 19 End of topic assessment – recording students’ knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.


Accumulative assessment

P 20 Tests and examinations – assessment against criteria laid down in the syllabus.
P 21 Different ways of assessing – assessment through different tasks.
P 22 Collating the evidence – tracking software and a process folio – collecting evidence, recording progress.
P 23 Using assessment to raise standards – international benchmark tests

Conclusion – assessment leading to planning for the differentiated classroom

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