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Formative Assessment

One month into the school year already; time is passing by very quickly, but we are making good use of our time!  Students have been working diligently on refining understandings based on grade-level curriculum, and one aspect that teachers are looking at deeply during some of our Friday afternoon time is assessment.  One area of assessment that we are looking at is how we can leverage ‘formative assessment’ to both engage students deeply in their work, as well as continually move learning forward.  Dylan William is a renowned authority in the area of formative assessment, and we have been looking at his five key strategies for effective formative assessment.  They are:
Clarifying, sharing, and understanding goals for learning and criteria for success with learners./li>
Engineering effective classroom discussions, questions, activities and tasks that elicit evidence of student learning.
Providing feedback that moves learning forward.
Activating students as owners of their own learning.
Activating students as learning resources for one another.
Some of the strategies are more appropriate in certain learning situations of course, but Wiliam offers excellent guidance on establishing where learners are in their learning, where they are going, and how to get there, regardless of ability level or subject area.  It is challenging work, but very worthwhile, and we are excited about implementing these strategies in our classrooms to help all students learn what they need to learn to succeed in school and our world.  To learn more about formative assessment and Dylan Wiliam’s research, you can easily find some of his talks/seminars about assessment and student success on YouTube.

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Hillhurst School

1418 7 Ave NW Calgary, AB, T2N 0Z2
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School Contacts

Principal
Mr Ryan Turner
Assistant Principal
Ms Karen Pope
Education Director
Mrs Lori Cooper
Trustee
Lisa Davis

School Information

Grades
K-06
Enrolment
287
Programs
Gifted & Talented Education (GATE) Regular
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School Hours

Morning Start
8:45 AM
Dismissal
3:20 PM
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