Elementary Community-Based School Sample Response

Imagine you were in Simona’s position. Which type of assessment would you use: placement, formative, summative? How would you address the challenge described in this situation?

  • In this situation, I would incorporate some sort of alternative formative assessment. Because my students are young, I’d want to make sure the assessment task was engaging, but not overwhelming. For example, I could have the students create simple dialogues, either with partners or in small groups, and perform them in front of the class. I could then ask the other students what the dialogue was about, what they liked about it, what words they didn’t recognize. This approach to assessment is low-stakes, and would allow students to demonstrate their speaking abilities with the support of classmates.

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