Summative Paper

1110 WordsJan 27, 20155 Pages
A summative assessment is used to assess learning and understanding of a broad concept or curriculum. This type of assessment summarizes a student's understanding of a group of concepts at a particular time and almost always comes at the conclusion of a unit, period of time, or an entire school course. Summative assessment is designed to measure student understanding of required learning objectives that have been taught. The results of these assessments determine a student’s overall understanding or mastery of the assessed subject. According to the Eberly Center of Teaching Excellence, “The goal of summative assessment is to evaluate student learning at the end of an instructional unit by comparing it against some standard or benchmark.…show more content…
Harlen and Crick (2003) indicate that with intrinsic motivation, the student typically has a “deeper” learning of the topic and has a more self-regulated learning which is important for continued learning both within and outside of school. The project showcased everything that was learned through the course of the project. There was little anxiety that was associated over the course of the project. The anxiety that was presents was associated with the final presentation, as it was public speaking, which is typical. I found that overall, the anxiety level for the class as a whole was much lower than that when there was a final test. This project appealed to many different learning styles and allowed the students to demonstrate the knowledge and skills learned during a unit. By using a Backward Design, I highlighted a theme-driven unit which allowed the students to learn as necessary, they had to determine what information was important enough to include in their report and speech, thus allowing “students to think deeply throughout the unit” (Greece Central School District, n.d). Every student learned different material which allowed which enable the entire class to learn more overall. At the completion of the project, we shared each student’s speech, as they were recorded on the presentation day. For this project, I used a several rubrics and checklists for the different
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