Planning Assessment with Instruction Video Library

Effective assessment and instruction are inseparably linked. They must be concurrently planned and clearly rooted in specific learning goals and success criteria. Planning assessment that is seamlessly integrated with instruction produces a continuous flow of assessment information that teachers and students use to improve learning. In short, assessment becomes instruction and instruction becomes assessment.
Panning Assessment

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This document contains a transcript of all of the video segments in this series.
Segment 1: Planning Instruction, Planning Assessment (video)
Planning for instruction and assessment based on a clear, transparent understanding of what they are expected to learn is vital to helping all students become successful, independent learners.
Segment 2: Making the Learning Transparent to Students (video)
Making the learning transparent to students can help teachers uncover and address misconceptions, provide descriptive feedback, monitor success in learning, and create assessment tasks that are connected to the learning and to students' experiences.
Segment 3: How Will We Know They Have Learned? (video)
Defining quality success criteria is essential for teachers and students alike. Quality evidence of learning depends on, and aligns with, criteria that are clearly identified and specifically linked to learning goals.
Segment 4: Gathering Evidence that Demonstrates Learning (video)
Gathering valid and reliable evidence means that teachers need to plan assessment tasks that are ongoing, varied in nature, and administered over a period of time to provide multiple opportunities for students to demonstrate the full range of their learning.
Segment 5: How Do We Design Assessment With Instruction? (video)
Teachers focus on designing the learning experiences so that the activities connect with the learning goals and the evidence while integrating continuous assessment seamlessly with instruction.
Segment 6: Designing Instruction to Empower Students (video)
Teachers focus on designing learning experiences so that students have an opportunity to engage in inquiry and reflect on their own learning.
Segment 7: Aligning Assessment With Instruction (video)
Combining the elements of backwards planning with clear learning goals and criteria helps teachers plan their instruction to scaffold students' learning.
Segment 8: Students as Partners in the Learning (video)
Students become partners in the learning when they are able to use the criteria to offer each other descriptive feedback and to use it to monitor and improve their own learning and set their own goals.

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