Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rick Wormeli: Formative and Summative Assessment

Rick Wormeli, one of the first Nationally Board Certified teachers in America, is a national educational consultant and author. Rick has taught math, science, English, physical education, health and history for over 20 years. Wikipedia

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  1. I credit Rick Wormelli with so much learning around building classroom routines, grading, and more. I liked listening to him...his passion is convincing. In particular, I appreciated how he explains the best kinds of formative feedback and of course how the feedback is the key. Descriptive feedback, as he explains, is a teaching tool. We describe the student's work as it relates to the goal of the comparisons. What's looking right on target? What aspect of the task can the student improve?

    I like this. A lot. I have adopted the idea of providing students with frequent and progress focused much as I am able. Sometimes I can't find the time but I make a big effort. I schedule reading conferences at least every 3rd day. I aim to provide Writer's Notebook feedback weekly. Often times I'll visit students while they're writing and provide that descriptive feedback too. I want so much to do more of it. I think it's the secret to helping students succeed and love learning. It really motivates some of my reluctant ones.