Summative assessment is a necessary part of our job. We need to measure how students are doing so we can report to parents. There are many different ways to collect summative assessment information. Check out this blogpost for some great ideas and strategies!
What is summative assessment?
Summative assessment is used by teachers to determine each student’s mastery level towards a goal or outcome. These assessment strategies are used at the end of a lesson or unit and provides evidence of student learning.
What are different types of summative assessment?
There are different types of summative assessment that teachers can use. Teachers can have conversations with students, observe what students are doing, or ask students to produce products that demonstrate their knowledge and understanding.
There are different ways to have conversations with students. Some examples are:
- hold informal conversations and ask students to explain their thinking,
- have students keep journals of their learning and ask/answer questions,
- or have a formal one-on-one interview with each student.
Consider keeping anecdotal notes or a checklist of skills or behaviours to record your observations of students.
There are many, many different products that students can produce to demonstrate their learning. Some products include:
- creating a comic book,
- holding a debate,
- building a diorama,
- designing a game, or
- making a mind map.
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