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So that children may grow

Assessment must be built into curriculum with children at the center

Learning objective

In Course 3 you'll explore:

  • A new way of designing curriculum so that you get the results you want.
  • Rubrics (guidelines) that assess different aspects of student work such as mastery of the material, or the ability to apply what one haslearned to real-life experiences.
  • The value of - and how to create - student portfolios, so that students, their parents, and you can see a student's work over a periodof time, rather than relying upon tests alone.
  • How to build problem-based learning so that students can watch their own progress as they tackle an important issue.
  • How to use templates and adapt them for your own classroom so that you can expand your tool-belt of assessment practices.


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Assignment 1: Identifying Outcomes - Creating Learning Objectives

Assignment 2: Understanding by Design and Learning Objectives ABCD

Assignment 3: Active Reading and Creating Dialogue

Assignment 4: Your Current and Future Assessment Tools

Assignment 5: Reflecting on What's Gathered

Assignment 6: Helping Students Reflect

Assignment 7: Designing Your Rubric

Assignment 8: Co-Creating a Rubric with Students

Assignment 9: 4 Elements of Effective Feedback

Assignment 10: Active Reading and Dialogue

Assignment 11: Survey for Course 3


4 weeks


In this course, we will look at various types of assessments. We will also broaden our understanding of assessment andevaluation with an exploration of the broader process encapsulated in the acronym "A-REEF," which stands for:

A ssessment

R eflection

E valuation

E ffective F eedback

And like "a reef" in the ocean, this larger process of "Assessment, Reflection, Evaluation, and Effective Feedback" is anabundant place teeming with life and possibility.

Casting the net

To think about Assessment, imagine that you are casting a large fishing net into fertile waters. After a while, you pull inthe net to see what you've "caught."

Assessment is like collecting information - taking stock or making an inventory of what you see - and then reflecting upon orprocessing that information.

What do you see enmeshed in the net? You reflect on what you've "caught" and use the information to help you to decided what's next.For example, if students take a test or complete a project (and with your rubric), you find few results in the net, you might realize that individualstudents need help in certain areas OR if most of your students come up with a scarce or barren net, you might consider revising your original lesson planor method of teaching.

Assessment, therefore, is about gathering information that ultimately informs your teaching and helps studentsreflect upon their own process of learning.

3 things to consider

As you begin your exploration of A-REEF - "Assessment, Reflection, Evaluation, and Effective Feedback" - consider thefollowing:

  • Decide what you will monitor.
  • Decide how students can demonstrate what they know.
  • Discuss with students how they did on the assessments.

Then, let this process inform your teaching practice.


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When you click on "Outline," a screen will come up that will show you the outline for Course 3. Look for the next section to read andclick on the first topic in that next section. For example, when you get to the outline now, look under the next section called "Start with the Ending inMind" and look for the first topic in black lettering called "Overview."Click on "Overview."

Questions & Answers

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I think
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
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