Team Gryffindor – Discussion 1

Google Doc Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QYYr0j9yVGiV11vbjvs_eld9Xp1f-Ysv_LwGLiL9-T8/edit?usp=sharing

 

http://youtu.be/O2-tQcD9v48?t=5m12s   5:12-5:47

 

“Results from the assessment support important insights on the nature, strengths, and weaknesses of student progress relative to the standards.

Educators and students use this feedback to understand and direct their attention to improving relevant aspects of student learning.

Assessment can motivate students to learn better, teachers to teach better, and schools to be more educationally effective.” (pg. 7)

 

“Educators have traditionally relied on assessment that compares students

with more successful peers as a means to motivate students to learn, but recent research suggests

students will likely be motivated and confident learners when they experience progress and achievement, rather than the failure and defeat associated with being compared to more successful peers” (pg. 4) 

 

 

“Motivation is essential for the hard work of learning. The higher the motivation, the more time and energy a student is willing to devote to any given task.” (pg. 6)

 

 

 

 

 

Question 1 –  From the reading, we can see the benefits. What are pitfalls of doing a “cookie cutter” standardized test and how can we mitigate these?

 

Question 2 – What are ways to move from emergent to proficient in a specific concept or idea taught in schools?

 

Question 3– As new teachers, what ways can you think that you will be a “proficient” rather than an “emergent” style of teacher?

 

Question 4 – What are the benefits and downfalls of pre-employment or entrance exams(SATs, GRE, Pre-Employment knowledge testing)?

 

Question 5– Do competitive assessments motivate students or will they discourage students?

 

Most Exciting Tweet! – Let’s Respond!

 

 

 

Roles:

 

Twitter/Time Keeper – Will

 

Notes- Madison

 

Devil’s Advocate/Challenge Tweeter: Biviana

 

Discussion Leader: Luna

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1 Comment

  1. Question 1 – From the reading, we can see the benefits. What are pitfalls of doing a “cookie cutter” standardized test and how can we mitigate these?
    ◾These tests might not let every child succeed as well as others.
    ◾It doesn’t adjust to children who have learning disabilities and needs.
    ◾We can try to do some form of oral test and have them do some kind of hands on activities.
    ◾ Some subjects you might be able to test them better than way and help the students actually comprehend and learn the material.

    Question 2 – What are ways to move from emergent to proficient in a specific concept or idea taught in schools?
    ◾ Becoming a beginning teacher you will start as a little bit of control in the classroom and when you become more confident they will let you be more proficient.
    ◾First learn with a set of rules and then learn with hands on. (like driving)
    ◾Having levels in classrooms to help students get to the upper levels of learning in the classroom.

    Question 3- As new teachers, what ways can you think that you will be a “proficient” rather than an “emergent” style of teacher?
    ◾ At first we might be more emergent because we will be new teachers. After we will then start to get to the proficient level with practice.
    ◾Teachers need to take the extra step by not just learning the material but completely understanding it and then they can start teaching the materials proficiently.
    ◾Pushing the students to be more independent in the classroom will help them.

    Question 4 – What are the benefits and downfalls of pre-employment or entrance exams(SATs, GRE, Pre-Employment knowledge testing)? Question 5- Do competitive assessments motivate students or will they discourage students?
    ◾The CCETS did not prepare a particular student for being a teacher. Some classes that you take a CSUMB did not prepare students for the CCETS.
    ◾Having both the tests and present yourself in front of people who test your actual teaching to motivate young/new teachers.
    ◾ The teaching tests were not really intended to be motivational but to see if the people taking the tests are qualified. Some people taking the tests are not qualified at all and it is scary to look around the test room and see people who might not be good teachers.

    Tweet Responses!!!
    ◾Tests are important so that we do not have illiterate teachers teaching kids.

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