When used with purpose, assessments can be powerful tools to help educators use data to understand how students learn and design learning experiences to meet their needs.
This focus area provides educators with the skills needed to formatively assess student learning, develop checks for understanding, use student data to inform instruction, and help students understand their academic progress.
Effective student assessment provides critical data to guide differentiated instruction and is an integral part of the learning process. We support skill development through personalized pathways built from BL Connect, Workshops, 1:1 Coaching, and Learning Walks to achieve clear outcomes.
Outcome: I incorporate student-centered formative assessments into my instruction.
Outcome: I guide students in gaining ownership over their own progress monitoring.
Outcome: I examine assessment data for learner progress.
Outcome: I differentiate the material I present to students in instruction.
Outcome: I design or adapt student-centered formative assessments.
Outcome: I differentiate how students are engaging in and reflecting on the learning process.
Outcome: I differentiate the ways students demonstrate their understanding.
“Great job in presenting the information in an interesting, insightful, and fluid way.”
“Sierra is a GREAT facilitator: patient, empathetic. knowledgeable—she models all the traits we need/try to model for our students!”
“Excellent workshop. Thank you for all of the specific examples of assessment that I can try right away.”
Help teachers schedule and structure a simple whole-class data dive routine during which all students can be celebrated for their progress while also receiving constructive feedback.
Give students access to a Mastery Map and create opportunities for them to practice skills at their own pace.
Provide structure to create user-friendly data sets and student action plans to put student data to good use.
We’ve identified four elements that are key for academic success and for building student-centered classrooms. BetterLesson guides teachers, instructional coaches, and leaders through focus areas within each element to lead their professional development journey.
Improve instruction and learning for teachers and students by building your skills as an instructional leader.
Build an equitable learning community where all students can be supported, celebrated, and successful.
Find unique ways for all students to learn, communicate, and solve meaningful problems.
Use learning tools and curriculum to create a student-centered classroom.
Turn strategies into outcomes. Our team is here to help.
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