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Assessment Tool Overview

Assessment
Tool Title

Outcomes

Unit Test

7PR 3,4,6,7
8PR 1,2

Weekly Quizzes

7PR 3,4,6,7
8PR 1,2

Quiz Corrections
& Journal Entry

7PR 3,4,6,7
8PR 1,2

Brief Description
Upon completion of the unit, students will
be given a cumulative unit test designed
to assess student understanding of
specific outcomes.
This is assessment of learning as it will
be used to record and report on the
students level of understanding at the
end of the unit.
At the end of each week, students will be
quizzed on the material they had learned
that week. It will be used to test student
understanding of specific outcomes, as
well as a formative assessment designed
to inform both the teacher and student on
what concepts may need more attention.
This tool will be used as assessment of
learning because the grades on the
quizzes will be recorded to report the the
students level of understanding at the
end of each week. It will also be used as
assessment for learning as it will give the
teacher a sense of where students are
with the material covered in that week,
and inform the teacher on the next steps
to be taken in the week to follow.
At the end of the unit, students will have
the opportunity to use the feedback on
their quizzes to make adjustments. It will
be used to assess student learning of
specific outcomes, as well as to inform
students on what they need to review, or
ask questions on prior to writing the unit
test.
This will be used for assessment as
learning since students will be given a
chance to reflect upon their own learning
and respond to feedback on quizzes. Part
of this assignment will require students to
write a short Journal Entry in response to
feedback on quizzes, as well as
answering prompts such as:
- Write about one strategy you use to
solve equations and explain why it
helps you.
- What is one concept or idea you will
need to focus on when studying for

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Daily Practice
Problems

7PR 3,4,6,7
8PR 1,2

Whiteboard
Activities

7PR 3,4,6,7
8PR 1,2

Class
Discussions

7PR 3,4,6,7
8PR 1,2

Enrichment
Activity

7PR 3,4,6,7
8PR 1,2

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This will also be used as a summative
assessment (assessment of learning).
The corrections and journal entry will be
graded and recorded to show student
learning at the end of the unit.
Each day, students will be given a list of
problems designed to further their
understanding of outcomes. Students will
be given opportunity to work on these
problems during class, allowing them to
ask questions (of peers and teacher)
when needed. This will be a way for
students to see where they are
struggling, as well as for the teacher to
see where students may need more
clarification, making this tool a form of
assessment for and as learning. It will
also provide opportunity for students to
assist their peers, and discuss their
learning together.
During many lessons as well as in review,
students will have the opportunity to
work through problems on whiteboards
informing the teacher on learning as a
way to formatively assess (assessment
for learning).
Each lesson, there will be time for class
discussion, as well as time for questions.
This will assist the teacher in formative
assessment and gaining information on
student understanding and readiness
Student will create a problem solving
booklet that encompasses the 6 different
outcomes in the unit. This activity will be
used as a sponge activity during lessons
and after quizzes. The teacher will supply
only a few questions at a time that push
students to think deeper into the content
they have been learning.
- Ex. Write a problem that can be
described by each equation. Solve
each question. Which equation was
the most difficult to solve?
Questions will be sequenced in the same
order as the unit. The teacher will review
their booklets daily and provide feedback
in which students will be asked to make
corrections or discuss with the teacher.
Upon completion of corrections, students
will be given a new set of problems. This

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Pre Assessment

7PR 1
7PR 3,4,6,7

is will primarily be used to challenge


students who are able to complete their
work quickly, and give the teacher time
with work with discouraged in a smaller
group setting. It will also inform the
teacher on the students understanding
of material (assessment of learning). The
feedback and corrections will give
students a chance to take ownership of
their learning and understand where they
may need more assistance or attending
to.
Grade 7 students in particular will be
assessed on their understanding of SLOs
6PR1 and 6PR2 through an activity in
which they will look at tables of values
and identify the patterns and solve
problems from them such as:
- Will company B always be more
expensive than company A? How do
you know?
The unit will start by teaching Grade 7
outcomes individually, and then progress
on to Grade8. By doing this, the first
lesson: Introduction to Solving Equations
will be used as a way to pre-assess the
Grade 8 students on their Grade 7
Patterns & Relations Knowledge.
As the goal of this assessment will be to
inform the teacher on students prior
knowledge, it is being used as
assessment for learning.

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