Assessment

Describe the specific approaches, strategies, and tools you can use to assess children's conceptual learning and other dimensions of the unit goals.

  • The approaches, strategies, and tools that you can use to assess the children’ conceptual learning is participation, observations, anecdotal notes, see how well the groups work with each other collaboratively and independently if needed and always ask questions. I believe that all of these are important, because these are great ways to see if the students are learning. When walking around the classroom, and observing the children at work, it is good to ask them questions. When you ask the students different types of questions, it gets them thinking. It is interesting to see what they come up with, and you won’t be surprise at all.

Describe in detail how and what you can assess before, during, and at the end of the unit.

  • When it comes time to assessing before, and during and at the end of the unit there are a lot of options. To assess the before the unit, you can ask the students several questions concerning solid, gas, and liquid, to see how much they know about the three states of matter. This is important to know because you want to know where to start teaching in this unit. When it comes to assessing the students during the unit, this is where the experiments and communication with each other comes out. It is important to see how well the students interact and communicate with each other. A good way to assess this is by observing and or writing anecdotal records. This way you can see who works well with who, and who does not help in the project/experiment. At the end of the unit, you can have a checklist to see if everything was there. This is a good time to do this when the students are presenting their projects to the class.
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