This resource is part of a workshop series Capital City Public Charter School developed to provide educators with tools, tips, and strategies to implement student engaged assessments across PreK-12th grade.
Why Student Engaged Assessment?
To help students of all ages, experiences, and abilities become the drivers of their own learning and growth.
What is Student Engaged Assessment?
"Students are leaders of their own learning, tracking progress toward standards-based learning and character targets, setting goals, revising, and reflecting on growth and challenges. Students and teachers regularly analyze data and present evidence of their achievement and growth to a range of audiences."
(Definition from the EL Education Character Framework Collection)
Watch this video from EL Education to see examples.
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IINTRODUCTION TO LEARNING TARGETS
What are learning targets? How are these different from objectives? How do they encourage student ownership of the content and skills? How do they help to create a truly shared learning environment for all? Learn how to create, use, and reference learning targets to enhance instruction and increase student engagement in the classroom.
USING DATA WITH STUDENTS
Students need to know what they know. This level of ownership is critical for their success. As teachers, how do we help our students to use data about their performance to push their own learning? Learn how to create and use tools to ensure students are using data to inform instruction, differentiation, scaffolding and practice.
CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING
Students can cover a lot of ground in a class period. How do you know how far they have come? Teachers can use learning target trackers, as well as other techniques, as a way to check for understanding and build a repertoire for informal data collection. Learn how to collect information on student progress toward course goals and outcomes.
Student Engaged Assessment is a broad topic. It includes numerous practices and strategies to help students become leaders of their own learning.
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This resource is made possible thanks to a Charter Schools Program Dissemination Grant from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
Top photo courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action. Capital City participated in this photo project during the 2016-2017 school year.