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Reflection reinforces learning

A teacher's story

If we think about assessment as casting a net into fertile waters, reflection is about looking at what we have gathered andletting it guide us for "what's next" in our work with our students.

The best way to illustrate this is with A Teacher's Story:

An Example of Assessment and Reflection in Action

A fourth-grade teacher gave an end-of-the-year math test to her fourth-grade students (she cast the net). That same teacher thenpulled the net in and collated the information into a meaningful format so that the fifth-grade teacher who would teach these students in thefifth-grade year could learn from what the fourth-grade teacher had gathered.

Click on the file below to see what was "gathered":

[INSERT documents here. A Teacher's Story: Math Assessment and Reflection.]

By looking at and reflecting upon the information gathered by the fourth-grade teacher (what questions students got correctand what questions they got wrong) the fifth-grade teacher could see individual student's strengths and weaknesses, and group strengths andareas the group needed to work on. The information gathered showed the fifth-grade teacher what to focus upon in the fifth-grade math programright from the start of the fifth-grade year.

Assignment 5: reflecting on what's gathered

Assignment 5: Reflecting on What's Gathered


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GOAL: To experience how assessment information coupled with R eflection can inform "what's next" in classroom instruction.

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Assignment 5: Reflecting on What's Gathered

  • Pretend that you are the fifth-grade teacher about to receive new students into your class. It's the beginning of the school year and youhave just received the assessment documents (from the previous page) from the fourth-grade teacher along with the actual,end-of-the-fourth-grade-year math test. List 5 things you notice about the information that was gathered.
  • What might you focus on in math in the fifth-grade year knowing what you know about how the students did as a class and as individuals on theend-of-the-fourth-grade-year math assessment? Why? (1-2 paragraphs)

How assessment and reflection informs practice

By processing the information gathered by the fourth-grade teacher, the fifth-grade teacher could see how to helpcertain students and in what areas because the fifth-grade teacher not only had the assessment results, but the original test as well. The fifth-gradeteacher could also see that as a whole, the class was strong in computation skills, but that they could use more practice with word problems involvingmath.

Questions & Answers

what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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