1. What do we understand by “assessment”?

Elements to be taken into account
  • Individually, write 5 words which you consider to be the main elements to be taken into account when talking about "assessment".
  • Compare your list with your colleague and reach an agreement, choosing only 5 words and organising them according to their importance (from high to low).
  • Share it with the class
    • improvement, enrichment, self, measuring, information
    • feedback (information, improvement,
    • Curriculum (objectives, contents, minimum criteria...),observation/analyse skills/competences, marks

2. Are marks part of the formative assessment?

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  • What kind of info/feedback do they provide students with? and families?
  • Can they foster improvement? How?

3. How should we assess a language to be fair and impartial?

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Discuss the following issues in groups of 4:

  • assessment tools to measure strategies, attitudes, procedures, content knowledge
  • how should we involve families and pupils?
  • portfolio: what it is, what for, teacher & pupil’s portfolio

4. Rubrics

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The most important features of rubrics are the following...
  • To be a picture of and a tool for the learning process, describing several levels of quality.
  • To give pupils assessment feedback: where I am, what I need to improve.

Do you agree with this statement? Justify it.

Heidi Andrade's interesting description of what a rubric is can bi found in Rubistar.

5. Curriculum: programazioak
Materials released by the Berritzegune Nagusia have got interesting tips about assessment :

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