Standard 5 Meta-reflection: Assessment [EDU 6613 Standards-based Assessment]

Standard 5 Assessment Assesses students’ mastery of curriculum and modifies instruction to maximize learning.  Beginning at the End When I initially went through the process of putting to paper a plan for my two-year Curriculum and Instruction program at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), I was cognizant of the order that I would take classes in. […]

Grading Philosophy

One of the reasons that I enjoy teaching middle school is that I have always felt that grading, specifically communicating achievement through report cards, are not the “high stakes” exercise that it is in high school; I have felt somewhat immune to the potential firestorms of “grades gone bad” of high school. Even Chappuis, Stiggins, […]

The Potentials of Selected Response Assessment

I now see that selected response assessments can play an important and valuable role in developing assessment for learning strategies, even in a language arts classroom. It’s not that I wasn’t using selected response assessments in the past. Indeed, I regularly assessed vocabulary acquisition using matching and occasionally evaluated reading comprehension using multiple-choice questions, though […]