Friday, September 4, 2015
Performance assessment: How do you get students excited about assessments? I decided to make it fun and use a personal favorite, ice cream!! I used a picture of an ice cream cone to represent the different levels of performance. We made ice cream cups in class and we analyzed each "scoop" or layer of performance. All students decided that they would like to get 4 scoops of ice cream so they would try to always use sentences. They discussed the language learning process and how they need a strong foundation (cup) to add more knowledge (scoops of ice cream). We had a terrific time and students left both with a big smile and a better understanding of performance assessment!!