Saturday, 28 November 2015

Week 7: Assessments

This week Miss Fortes has been doing some assessments with us.  We talked about what an assessment is, how it helps us with our learning and what each one is used for.  We wrote explanations about assessments. Here is an example of one:

Assessments by Gargee

An assessment is important because you can improve the things that you are below in and get at or above.

What is an assessment
An assessment is something that tells you if you are at the national standard or not. National standards means what you are at, but not only in you school or class. It is all over New Zealand!!!

Different types of assessments
There are at least 5 or 6 types of assessments. There are reading, writing, and maths. In reading you can be tested on your fluency and you comprehension. Fluency means how you read, if you read like a robot you are reading wrong. If you are reading in your normal voice you are doing a quarter right. You have to read with expression and in the character's voice. Comprehension means what you know and what you know that is in the question. If you just do random answers you might get the questions all wrong!!

Why do we use assessments?
We use assessments for what we know that you are going to go to the next step or work on a step that you were on before. We also use assessments to see what we can do and see what we can do next.

That is a lot of thinking to do if you are below the national standards. Make sure you always work hard and you try your best not to go from 3A to 1B!.

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