Day 128 (of 185) assessment day reflections & ongoing questions
Today the team that worked on our pre-spring break assessment/communication day https://technolandy.wordpress.com/2017/03/16/day-123-of-185-unpacking-redesigned-curriculum-assessment-w-thanks-to-terrytaylorsd10/
to reflect on what we heard, what we saw, and what might be next.
Two key thinkings resonated with me: the first around practice – specifically a wonder about why we spent time looking back on the elements of AFL: technolandy.wordpress.com/2016/04/28/day-144-of-183-reflecting-on-assessment-for-learning/amp/
but if AFL permeated everywhere, we wouldn’t need to re-emphasize it’s importance. Sometimes reminders are important. That’s why reflect on what we did, do, and are planning next!
The next area for consideration was around that element of ‘what next’. The feedback was the desire for a new report card – but our committee task was to focus on some guiding principles (my view on report cards can be found: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/technolandy.wordpress.com/2014/08/25/sol-9-i-learned-i-dont-want-a-faster-horse/amp/ ) and yes I was teased for being an outlier (and retorted with a reference to @tweetsomemoore bowling pin analogy https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wFu-tljANXE because if I were to go away, there would just be another outlier!)
Anyways, my push was to continue to consider the importance to have an emphasis on the quality of the assessments we do and share rather than a quantity. I still have that plan for my “what’s next” – to continue to focus on quality over quantity of student work. That is one of the viewpoints I will be continuing to take forward on further discussion on k-12+ assessment discussions.