How are practitioners collecting evidence of student growth? What role does assessment play in teaching and learning in adult literacy? (2013)

This paper is part of a project designed to collect stories and information about teaching and learning practices in adult literacy.

Practitioners view learners’ growth and success as a significant part of their work, and use various forms of assessment, the author says. Those forms include initial/diagnostic assessment, which takes place when a learner enters a program; formative assessment, taking place throughout the teaching and learning process; and summative assessment, carried out at the end of a learning cycle and measuring what has been achieved against some benchmark.

The method of assessment that practitioners use is typically guided by the individual learner’s needs and goals, the program’s goals, and the instructional setting, the author says. Assessment is connected to effective teaching practice, and includes formal and informal outcome measures as well as intentional, transparent tracking of learner progress.

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Sandra Loschnig. How are practitioners collecting evidence of student growth? What role does assessment play in teaching and learning in adult literacy? 2013. Web. 10 Aug. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sandra_loschnig/practitioners/practitioners.pdf>
Sandra Loschnig (2013). How are practitioners collecting evidence of student growth? What role does assessment play in teaching and learning in adult literacy?. Retrieved August 10, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/sandra_loschnig/practitioners/practitioners.pdf
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