Seven Strategies of Assessment FOR Learning, Part 2
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Seven Strategies of Assessment FOR Learning, Part 2

“Our students need to reflect on their work…overall strengths and weaknesses as a learner or specific. What can they do well? What do they need to work on? What conclusions can they draw as a learner?”

Let’s continue with the next three strategies using the guiding question:

  • How can I close the gap?

This question focuses on the analysis of the gap between expectation and where the student(s) are currently. These conversations may be ongoing within your grade-level or professional learning communities. Once the nature of the gap is identified, strategies can be implemented to close the gap with a focus on revision and practice with ongoing feedback.



Consider the strategies shared by Dr. Reddick. Then, continue to consider the following for this new virtual learning environment:

  • What new gaps have you discovered that were not present in your classroom previously? Would you categorize these as incomplete understandings, flaws in reasoning, or misconceptions?
  • What opportunities are there for students to track their own progress toward common or individual learning goals?

The change from a physical to a blended or virtual learning environment poses several challenges as we’ve outlined. Next, we’ll look at how the use of digital tools can augment, modify, or reimagine how students receive feedback, track their learning, and reflect on their goal achievement.