Task Option #4: Assessing Students’ Affect Related to Assessment for Learning (An Introduction for Teachers):

  1. Review the Affective Assessment Inventory for your grade level (Resource 4, Stiggins & Popham, pp.6–8), and the six strategies of classroom practice (pp.4–5) that strengthen academic efficacy, eagerness to learn, clarity of learning targets, and feedback on progress.
  2. Pilot the appropriate inventory with your students, following the directions for administering and scoring (pp. 3–4).
  3. Compare results for English learner and non-English learners. (Consider comparing results for reclassified former English learners, monolingual English and Initial Fluent English Proficient students.)
  4. Reflect on these results, and consider trying out one or more of the six classroom practice strategies.