Are you looking for a process for designing assessment to find out about your students' skills, knowledge and understanding when composing their own texts?
Given it's the beginning of the school year, you are probably thinking about how to find out what your students can already do when composing texts and then how to develop or adjust your teaching and learning programs to take them further (formative assessment). Consequently, you'll also be wanting to see their progress as a result of the teaching that occurs (summative assessment).
Be clear on the purpose, features and demands of your task as you plan. Consider how to support students to demonstrate their ability. Carefully consider steps in the actual implementation process.
Design or share your task with a colleague. It will create consistency across classes and more importantly be the catalyst for getting to know not only students but colleagues. This will lead to critical conversations about upcoming design of teaching.
Stay tuned! In the coming weeks I will share additional and related assessment resources.
Good luck with the new school year. Let me know how you go with assessing.
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