In helping my students to prepare for either formative or summative assessment tasks, I often get them to practice, ahead of time, by using a large sheet of chart paper to record their progress. Every kid in the class has a chance to think about how well they do at a particular skill and then record it on the large piece of chart paper. It not only serves to model how the assessment should be done, but also really gets them thinking about what level they feel they are at.
In today's class, I assigned the kids the task of first working individually and then in pairs at practicing different skills related to tennis, table tennis, and badminton. They were then required to assess themselves both individually and in pairs as either; 1 for OK, 2 for Good, or 3 for Super Star for each of the sports.
They were told that they could go over to the chart paper at any time to assess themselves. I gave a few reminders here and there to them to go over and assess, but overall, they all seemed to understand the task requirements quite well.
In the next lesson, I will hand out individual assessment sheets to the kids and have them assess these same skills on their own sheets. I think that front loading assessment, ahead of time, works very well and serves to give them a bit of time to take it all in and to think about the task and their level of skill. Please see video below of today's class.
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