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Understanding the Purpose of Assessment

  • Assessment OF Learning is a summative measure of what a student has learned after instruction has ended, such as: unit test, mid-year exam, final exam.
  • Assessment FOR Learning is a formative measure of what the student already knows and does not know so the teacher may plan future instruction accordingly.
  • Assessment AS Learning occurs when the assessment is the learning activity, such as the a Capstone project, an activity or project designed to also be a measure of learning.  These are also known as performance assessments and typically include a scoring rubric.

Suggestions for parents on how to help students do their best on assessments

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