Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I assess student learning by asking questions as I am teaching. I feel that as I do this I can get a feel for how much the students are retaining. It also helps to gauge whether or not I can more on to other topics. I also like to use rubrics to assess student learning. I like rubrics or checklists, because if I give a copy of the project rubric to the student at the beginning of the assignment, they will have a clear idea of what is expected of them. I also feel that rubrics are a great way to get the students involved in their own assessment. They know what is expected of them and can gauge their performance on the project accordingly to reach the goals that they have set for themselves. When the students work in groups, I like for them to complete a peer evaluation of the progress that their team made. Knowing that they are accountable to their peers seems to keep all of the group members on task.