The purpose of this course is to increase participants’ understanding of formative assessment and help them become skillful users of formative assessment in their classrooms in the context of the standards. The CCESA course focuses on the short-term components of the assessment continuum. In this course, educators examine how formative assessment functions as a component of a comprehensive assessment system. Educators develop an understanding that formative assessment is a part of a comprehensive system, in which different assessments along the continuum provide information to educators for the range of decisions they need to make in support of student learning. This course has the understanding that the ultimate goal of learning is to meet the standards at each grade level. The focus of the second year is to support implementation of the Formative Assessment Rubrics, Reflection, and Observation Tools to Support Professional Reflection on Practice (FARROP).
The goals of the course are to:
Develop Building Blocks from the Social Studies Standards
Construct Student Learning Goals that align to the Standards
Construct Success Criteria that align to Learning Goals
Identify formative assessment strategies that align to the developed Building Blocks
Define the characteristic of a classroom culture that supports formative assessment
Devise an implementation plan that supports a culture of formative assessment