Earlier, in Hyderabad, at the British Council’s International Teacher Educator Conference on assessment and evaluation, I did a short presentation on Classroom Assessment Techniques for teacher trainers as a method for introducing teachers to formative assessment. That presentation was uploaded and made available to trainers.
Since then, I’ve re-contextualized and expanded the presentation that I do on this topic. Tomorrow, I’ll present the extended version of it to teachers who are, in fact, being introduced to formative assessment. Since Gujarat has just begun a campaign to implement SCE, their School-based Comprehensive Evaluation system, which follows in the footsteps of CBSE’s CCE, Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation system, educators are meeting to introduce these new ideas.
This post provides notes from my PowerPoint to my workshop participants.
Both CCE and SCE put more emphasis than in the past on formative assessment, but many teachers never experienced formative assessment as students. Classroom Assessment Techniques provide a simple, effective way for both teachers and students to experience pure formative assessment. My hope is that they will allow teachers and learners to “catch the spirit” of formative assessment and to build from there to more student-centered approaches in the classroom.