Assessment of Student Learning

Many educators will argue that assessment is at the heart of contemporary pedagogy.  Teachers assess student learning , provide feedback to students on their learning, make consistent and comparable judgements, interpret student data and report on school achievement.

This teacher of Chinese is very aware of her students learning needs and is using ICT to cater for the diversity and provide opportunities for differentiation in her Advanced Chinese class. An example of the way she encourages all students to participate actively in class activities and to contribute anonymously at a level appropriate to their ability is highlighted in this clip. Students use the Socrative iPad app to submit responses to questions and these are displayed instantly to provide opportunities for both peer and teacher feedback.