Assessment FOR Learning

(Presented at the CA Elementary PE Workshop, July 2018)

Often assessment is seen as something that is done to students. A time consuming hoop we have to jump through with questionable value.

It doesn't have to be this way.

When assessment is used FOR learning it:

  • Motivates students
  • Builds confidence
  • Encourages students to take responsibility for their own learning
  • Increases student achievement

The goal of this session is to introduce teachers to Assessment FOR Learning (AFL) and provide them with the rationale and strategies for incorporating AFL into their own teaching.

Resources

The #PhysEd Show - In this episode, Joey Feith and I discuss Assessment for Learning (AFL). Listen in to learn about the difference between assessment FOR learning and assessment OF learning to hear about what AFL can look like in a physical education lesson, and to figure out what steps can be taken today in order to make AFL apart of your teaching practice!

After listening, check out Joey's website for extensive resources on AFL.

I first learned about AFL from Rick Stiggins. In this video, Rick provides the rationale for AFL. Well worth the time to watch!

Handout

Assessment FOR Learning Handout.pdf