Task Option #4: Assessing Students’ Affect Related to Assessment for Learning (An Introduction for Teachers):
- 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.
- Pilot the appropriate inventory with your students, following the directions for administering and scoring (pp. 3–4).
- 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.)
- Reflect on these results, and consider trying out one or more of the six classroom practice strategies.