Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Assessment Coffee Morning for Parents

We would like to thank all parents who took time out of their public holiday today to attend our Assessment Coffee Morning!

The session started with Ms. Maiya explaining how to interpret the standardised IOWA assessment data which was sent home with report cards last week for students in Grades 2-6.

After identifying and seeing some examples of different kinds of assessment (pre-assessment, formative assessment and summative assessments) we talked about the need for students to be able to answer three important questions:
  • Where am I going?
  • How am I doing?
  • What are my next steps? 
Students from grades 4, 5 and 6 shared how they use success criteria and learning intentions in the form of the SOLO Taxonomy to help them answer these questions(see our previous post on how we use the SOLO Taxonomy here).

Ms. Maiya explains how to interpret the standardised assessment data
Grade 4 students show how the SOLO Taxonomy helped them identify their next steps in learning
Grade 5 students talk about how they progressed to more challenging learning outcomes during their States of Matter unit of inquiry
Jenny, from grade 6, shows how she used the SOLO Steps to Success to evaluate her Lab Report and identify the next steps to progress further

Here are the slides from our Assessment Coffee Morning:

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