Scott Habeeb's Blog Posts Tagged 'afl' (9)

The Pre-Test: A simple but EFFECTIVE AFL strategy

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


My daughter's 7th grade English teacher at Andrew Lewis Middle School uses a time-tested easy-to-apply simple AFL strategy that motivates my daughter to work, helps her to learn, and ensures that her grade is an accurate reflection of that learning.

 

Every Monday the students are given a pre-test on that week's spelling words.  If the student spells 100% of…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on May 13, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments

Students understanding the value of assessment - nice to see!

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


Recently I spent a few minutes in the classroom of SHS Marketing teacher Michelle Kovac.  Her Marketing students had just turned in projects that day.  

 

When I came into the class the students were in the process of evaluating similar projects turned in by last year's students.  Mrs. Kovac had given her students a rubric when they…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on February 12, 2011 at 8:38am — No Comments

What we WANT students to do v. What we TRAIN students to do

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


Here is a conversation you will probably never hear:

Sea World Trainer 1: "I am so tired of these seals. They always want a fish every time they do anything!"
Sea World Trainer 2: "Tell me about it. It's like they don't understand how important the show is. They only care about getting fish!"

The other day I was talking with…

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Added by Scott Habeeb on December 9, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

AFL and Learning to Drive

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Have you ever watched a teenager prepare for the DMV Learner's Permit test? If you have, then you'll know what I mean when I say that it is an excellent example of Assessment FOR Learning.


(As an aside, I'm having a hard time coming to grips with the fact that my oldest child is now learning to drive a car. Kaitlin is everything I could ask for in a daughter with…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 22, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Do they know if they know?

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.

Here's a quick and easy way to analyze how well you are applying AFL principles in your classroom:


If a parent were to ask his or her child how they were doing in your class, could the child give an accurate, detailed, and specific answer about his or her progress?


If you are regularly providing descriptive feedback to students…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on October 13, 2010 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

Assessment FOR Learning - Don't confuse it for a specific strategy

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.


When faced with a new concept it is natural and necessary to attach meaning to that concept. Sometimes when we find an understandable example of that concept we begin to confuse that idea for the concept itself. As Salem High School and the City of Salem Schools strive to… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on March 23, 2010 at 7:37pm — No Comments

6 Key AFL Ideas

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Added by Scott Habeeb on March 22, 2010 at 6:55pm — 3 Comments

Why is Allen Iverson on Assessment FOR Learning?

(This post was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.)


Members of this network may have noticed a video that seems out of place on an educational social network. The video is of a post-game interview with NBA player Allen Iverson. Why in the world is that on here?


Salem High School teachers on this Ning know the answer to that. When our school first started taking a… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on March 2, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

AFL on the Football Field

This post was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning


Sometimes when you are trying to understand how an idea applies to a certain arena, it helps to have an example from a completely different arena. In that vein, here is an example of how AFL strategies have been used in high school football. Football? Yep.



The Salem Spartans Football Team has… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on February 23, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments

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