It is important to recognize that “assessment” is a very broad term and there are different forms of assessment that teachers employ during different phases of the teaching and learning process. Currently, assessment is commonly broken down into three categories: (1) assessment for learning (2) assessment of learning (3) assessment as learning. For more information on the differences between these categories the document Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario Schools provides an excellent and up to date overview.
When I created the diagram, it really reinforced how central “assessment” is in the teaching and learning process. I have printed a copy off and put it in my day planner as a constant reminder of how important good assessment practices are in the teaching and learning process.
This diagram is only my interpretation of the ideas expressed in Making the PYP Happen and certainly can be improved.
How would you suggest improving it?