Thursday 21 November, 2013 - "Assessment of, for and as learning"


  1. What is the purpose of assessment?
  2. What do we mean by assessment "of, for and as learning"?
  3. What are some Assessment FOR Learning strategies?
  4. What’s the point of a summative assessment? Does learning end?
  5. How do you use self assessment and peer assessment?
  6. What part do portfolios play in assessment?
  7. In what ways do you analyze and use evidence of student learning?
  8. How do you ensure shared responsibility for assessment of student learning?


Please add any resources relevant to the topic below.

Assessment Advice - Vic Dept of Ed.
More on assessment of, for and as learning.
Sam Sherratt on the limiting nature of summative assessments
Assessing understanding @whatedsaid
10 ways to assess learning without test @whatedsaid
Dylan William clip on embedded formative assessment
Assessment samples from IB OCC
The assessed curriculum: How will we know what we have learned? (what the IB says about it on its website)
#pypchat: Summative Assessments (10 May 2012)
How do you assess students in an inquiry-based learning environment? (The Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study)
The Canadian Assessment for Learning Network
Graphic - how to show what you know
Visible Thinking Routines from Project Zero
How do we assess understanding (conceptual understanding rubrics) __ and many of Sam's examples
Idea from @KlahnAmanda: Use and your KG students will be blogging independently
A flow chart with the info from Making the PYP Happen Assessment section:
Assessment Training Instituteresources & PD opportunities
Descriptions of Visible Thinking Routines and their uses