Workshop 8 Nurturing Independent Thinkers

Criteria of Effective Assessments

For each segment of the program, decide which criteria were met by the assessments shown.

Criteria
of
Effective
Assessments

Music

Vocal music assessments

Dance

Solo dance critique

Theatre

Individual student evaluation

Visual Art

Peer critiques and self-assessment

Does the assessment approach:        

Provide multiple sources of information for a detailed view of students' progress?

       

Occur on an ongoing basis for an accurate picture of student achievement?

       

Focus attention on what is important?

       

Deal with processes as much as final products?

       

Reveal what students can do and what they're trying to do?

       

Compare students' current work with their past performance?

       

Promote self-evaluation and self-monitoring?

       

Provide evidence of competence that can be used to get jobs, scholarships, and admission to college?

       

Enable teachers to reflect on and improve their practice?

       

Other important criteria: