In this lesson, students complete a summative assessment about fourth grade measurement concepts. All good teachers constantly assess their students’ learning. I recognize the need to understand what and how my students are thinking, and use this to enhance their future learning. I do this daily as formative assessments in observation form, and informal ways like exit tickets and quick writes. I do use summative assessment as well in my classroom. That being said, when students perform poorly on a summative assessment, I still use this information to make re-teaching groups and establish intervention activities.
For this assessment, I use these eight problems -conversion word problems. I like these problems because they incorporate distance, mass, capacity, and time, all situations in which fourth graders should be proficient.
Please see the reflection portion of this lesson to see how my students did on this assessment and information I learned.