Ch 5: Motivation, Assessments & Grades

About This Chapter

Assessments and grades can allow you to determine and promote student motivation. This chapter provides you with examples and strategies to use to motivate and assess students in your classroom.

Motivation, Assessments & Grades - Chapter Summary

Assessments, grades, and the non-use of grades can help students learn. In this chapter, you will be introduced to a mixture of text and video lessons that will help you understand the following:

  • How the multiple intelligence theory challenges the traditional idea of intelligence
  • Ways in which interviews can be used to determine a student's learning style
  • Enhancement of student learning through assessments
  • How to use the mastery learning model
  • Ways to incorporate peer assessment and self-assessment into your class
  • Proper way to give students written feedback
  • What types of formal assessments are available to use for students

How It Helps

  • Provides an alternative view: The multiple intelligence theory will challenge the way you've viewed intelligence to help you assist your students in better ways.
  • Gives options: Your understanding of the types of formal assessment types and their effects can help you choose the best assessments for your class.
  • Presents proof: Your knowledge of the research behind non-grading strategies will assist you in deciding if you would like to use them in your class.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Use assessments based on the multiple intelligences theory
  • Determine your students' learning styles based on interviews with them
  • Perform assessments that help students understand what is expected of them
  • Decide if you want to develop your curriculum around the mastery learning model
  • Choose the best ways to utilize peer assessments and self-assessments in your class
  • Motivate students by giving them written feedback
  • Incorporate formal assessments into your class management
  • Find effective ways to remove grading in your class

8 Lessons in Chapter 5: Motivation, Assessments & Grades
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Multiple Intelligences: Assessment Tips & Theory

1. Multiple Intelligences: Assessment Tips & Theory

Intelligence is often thought to be synonymous with being smart or a high achiever, but modern education models look at intelligence in a new, different way. This lesson covers multiple intelligences theory and offers some relevant assessment tips.

Using Interviews, Learning Styles & Interest Inventories for Assessment Purposes

2. Using Interviews, Learning Styles & Interest Inventories for Assessment Purposes

Learning styles vary from person to person. One reliable way to determine one's learning style is through the use of interest inventory tools. This lesson covers the types of learning styles and how to use interviews in assessing students with varying approaches to learning.

Maximizing the Student's Experience with Assessments

3. Maximizing the Student's Experience with Assessments

In this lesson, we will discuss three common types of assessments, what they entail and how to administer them in order to maximize the student's learning experience. The lesson will be broad and universal so that these assessment types will be useful for any subject.

Mastery Learning Model: Definition, Theory & Approach

4. Mastery Learning Model: Definition, Theory & Approach

In this lesson, we will define the mastery learning model and compare it with traditional teaching. We will also look into the steps through which students master material before moving forward.

Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

5. Student Self-Assessment & Peer Assessment

Student self-assessment and peer assessment are useful tools to help students learn important reflection and critical thinking skills. This lesson will review how self-assessment and peer assessment can be used in your classroom.

Giving Written Feedback to Students: Examples & Overview

6. Giving Written Feedback to Students: Examples & Overview

This lesson will illustrate the importance of providing students written feedback and explain how to do this in the way that most impacts student achievement.

Formal Assessments: Examples & Types

7. Formal Assessments: Examples & Types

Formal assessments are tests that systematically measure how well a student has mastered learning outcomes. Learn more about formal assessments and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Motivating Students with Nongraded Work

8. Motivating Students with Nongraded Work

Research suggests that non-graded work can be used to motivate students. This lesson shares these ideas and gives examples of methods of using non-graded work in action.

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