• Assessment and Feedback

    SEL Competencies: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Responsible Decision Making

Foundational Strategy

  • The Assessment and Feedback strategy involves monitoring students’ progress toward mastery of the AKS, providing students with ongoing feedback on their progress, and adjusting instruction to increase student learning. Assessment and Feedback undergirds all instruction. Teachers and students should be jointly involved in discussing learning goals and monitoring progress.

    When using Assessment and Feedback, the teacher will use frequent formative assessments and provide timely, ongoing, and specific feedback. The teacher will use assessment information to differentiate instruction and support improvement in student achievement. Students will engage in the Assessment and Feedback process on an ongoing basis. Students will self-assess and reflect on their progress toward mastery of the AKS.

    Assessment and Feedback does not take place in isolation, is not based on a student’s grade, and is never purely summative. It is most effective when the teacher and student are jointly involved, with students receiving specific, timely, and actionable feedback on their progress and teachers using the information to differentiate and personalize instruction.

Look Fors

  • Teacher Behaviors

    • Create an environment in which students are allowed to extend their learning and mastery to help others (peer tutoring, cross-age tutoring, service learning).
    • Teach students how to objectively compare their performance against performance standards that have been provided by the teacher or co-created in the classroom.
    • Celebrate student growth and success.
    • Model ethical behavior during standardized assessment.
    • Engage students in discussions to connect different approaches to solving problems or answering questions.
    • Allow multiple ways for students to demonstrate mastery.
    • When providing feedback, state what the student did and what the student needs to do in order to improve.

    Student Behaviors

    • Approach and solve problems in multiple ways.
    • Maintain emotional and physical composure during assessment.
    • Follow ethical and standardized procedures in standardized assessment environment.
    • Accept feedback as a part of the learning process.
    • Provide constructive feedback to peers.

Model Lessons


  •  Math ES 1197-2

    Math ES 1197-2

    In this video, the teacher is providing timely feedback to monitor student progress as students work in small groups.

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  •  Math HS 1207-11

    Math HS 1207-11

    In this video, the students work to explain their solutions while the teacher asks follow up questions for clarification.

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  • Math HS 1207-12

    Math HS 1207-12

    In this video, students work to analyze, assess, and communicate their thinking on the math task.

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  •  Math HS 1207-5

    Math HS 1207-5

    In this video, the teacher provides a structure for students to self-assess their learning throughout the task.

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  •  Math HS 1207-6

    Math HS 1207-6

    In this video, students work and discuss collaboratively on the math task.

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  •  Math HS 1207-7

    Math HS 1207-7

    In this video, the teacher assess student understanding on the task and calls for students to reflect on their progress.

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  •  Math HS 1207-8

    Math HS 1207-8

    In this video, the teacher poses questions for students to analyze and discuss their mathematical thinking.

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  •  Teacher monitors students

    Math MS 1200-2

    In this video, the teacher monitors students as they work collaboratively

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  •  Math MS 1219-7

    Math MS 1219-7

    In this video, the teacher purposefully poses questions throughout the teacher-led small group for students to clarify and expand their thinking.

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