Guidelines for Creating your
Website from the
Philosophy of Assessment
(Exemplary) Assignment Work
(The assignment: You are using your philosophy of assessment to create a user friendly website that speaks to various constituencies)
· Think about the information a parent would like to know about your assessment philosophy and create a page that is helpful to parents.
· Think about what a student might need to know about your assessment philosophy and create a page that would be useful to your students.
· Think about what an administrator (or maybe another teacher) might want to know about your assessment philosophy and create a page that would be useful and informational to administrators.
· Make sure that each of the (at least) three pages connect. Think about where your philosophy should go.
· Make sure you add some graphics. Make sure you have at least one external LINK (URL).
· Make sure you have a contact information (use your email if you prefer)
· Make sure the grade level information is clear
· Use the guidelines provided by the Candau text to create a user friendly purposeful website.
· Use the ASSURE model to create a web site to demonstrate the philosophy of assessment—Post your assessment philosophy too.
Analyze the learner
· Students need to synthesize the information gained in the assessment course. If they create a web page that summarizes what they have learned and how they might implement some of these new ideas, then this project creates a final phase of the learning process
State the objectives
· Synthesize concepts learned
about assessment during the semester
Select the methods, media and materials
· Students will use technology to
demonstrate the synthesis of the objectives.
Exemplary Assessment Assignment
(Philosophy of Assessment in Teaching)
Imagine that you have a magic looking glass that allows you to see into the classroom of an exemplary educator. This might be someone that you really know, or it could be a person from your own imagination. This is an attempt to state your philosophy about using assessment in your classroom. What do you see? Using a word processor, write a short description (1-2 pages) of this educator and his/her use of best practices during a lesson or unit about some content of your own choosing. Mention a grade level in your paper. Be sure to address the following in your description:
1. How does this educator plan for their lessons?
2. How does this educator assess their students while they are teaching?
3. How does this teacher evaluate their students?
4. How does this teacher reflect about their teaching?
5. What materials and technologies are available in the classroom?
6. How is the classroom arranged?
7. What kinds of things are the students doing in the classroom?
8. What is the teacher doing? What is his/her role?
9. How does this teacher think about assessment? What instructional techniques are used?
10. How does the technology support the teaching/learning of the content?
11. What sorts of assessments of learning are taking place?
12. What makes this teacher an exemplary educator? What are they doing that makes learning interactive and follows best practice?
13. You will post this philosophy of assessment on your web page in addition to the three pages that speak to the various members of your constituency.
Hints and Reminders for the web page
· Name your home page index—(often the htm or html will be added for you)
· Name other pages using only lower case font, with no spaces (lala_lala is fine, but do not use spaces)
· Keep all of your files for the web page inside a single folder. Name the folder webpage_yourname
· Save all pictures—save as
· If you can keep all pictures as. jpgs do so.
· When you post your web page—make sure that everything in the folder gets loaded to the Yahoo site
· Check out other pages that you like and steal formatting (go edit page—and much of the formatting will remain)
· Make sure all three or 4 pages connect. (One of your pages, should have your assessment philosophy)
· When you upload your pages to Yahoo, make sure all the funny extra pieces that occur when writing the page also get loaded.
· Make sure you have at least one external link (link to some other website. Click on the link or chain and type in the entire URL— http://www.Oswego.edu)
· Make sure there is a link to an email account (click on the link or chain and type in mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org)
· You might want to use a link to your schools website
· Use some HEADINGS, graphics and color to enhance your site
· You might want to create a link to the NYS standards