Clinical field experience d: assessment and feedback | methods and strategies for teaching science and health
Allocate at least 2 hours in the field to support this field experience.
For this field experience, you will assess students, provide them feedback, and reflect on the summative assessment implementation.
Part 1: Assessment
In the previous field experience, you designed and implemented a lesson that provided additional learning support to a selected group of students. In the final part of the assessment process, you will conduct a summative assessment for the same group of students.
Your summative assessment should be designed to determine mastery of identified standards. Prior to completing the assessment, review the pre-assessment to ensure appropriate concepts are measured in the final assessment. Once your summative assessment is complete, ask your mentor teacher to review it for approval.
Administer the assessment to the group of students. You may provide multiple assessment methods (oral, written, technology driven, etc.), and differentiate assessment based on the needs of the students.
Part 2: Provide Feedback
Individually review each student’s assessment results with him or her. During each conference, ask the following questions to engage the student:
- How do you feel about the lesson?
- What was most difficult?
- What was easy?
During this time, begin with a positive strength of each student. Provide effective, descriptive feedback by identifying instructional goals for the student to continue working on. End on a positive note that shows compassion, justice, and concern.
Use any remaining field experience hours to speak with your mentor teacher and, provided permission, seek out opportunities to observe and/or assist your mentor teacher and/or work with a small group of students on instruction in the classroom.
Part 3: Reflection
Submit a 250-500 word reflection of your experience creating a summative assessment, administering it, and providing feedback. Did the data you collected in the pre-assessment help you prepare an applicable summative assessment? What challenges did you run into during the summative assessment and how did you deal with them?
Explain how you will use this process in your future professional practice.