On their own, assessments do not help students learn. Instead, the feedback and reflection that goes with an assessment is what drives student learning. This strategy for breaking down assessment questions is one way to provide an opportunity for feedback and reflection after students have completed either a formative or summative assessment. The goal is to get the students and teacher to process through the specifics in each assessment question and its answers. This process requires students to justify their understanding of how questions are written and what answers are correct or incorrect and why. The specific information provided in the students' answers will not only help the teacher gauge students’ understanding of learning , but also provide specific information regarding the effectiveness of the assessment.
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This strategy uses the following steps:
Examples of general questions that might be posted on the board for students to choose from when answering are:
For example, suppose your question was "What nutrient that is the primary source of energy for your body, especially your brain?" and the answer options were Protein, Carbohydrates, Vitamins, and Water.
This instructional strategy supports:
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