Assessment of teaching & learning – considering how well students have learned, and providing feedback to students on how well they have learned – comes in many forms, including:
- When a teacher asks a student a question to find out how well the student understands a certain topic
- When a student asks his/her own question and the teacher considers what that question reveals about the student’s understanding
- When a teacher circulates around a classroom to overhear and interpret student small-group conversations on the learning topic
- When a teacher assigns, collects, and reviews student written work
- When a student considers his/her own learning goals, need areas, and strategies for improvement
- When a teacher discusses student progress toward learning objectives at a conference with a student and/or his/her parent(s)/guardian(s)
- When a teacher provides report card standards-based feedback and narrative commentary to a student and his/her parent(s)/guardian(s)
- When students and their teachers receive and analyze feedback from standardized assessments, including the Connecticut Smarter Balanced Assessment and the SAT
Indeed, assessment of teaching & learning occurs millions of times each day in the Trumbull Public Schools!
Formal reporting to parents of student progress follows Trumbull Board of Education Policy 5124, "Reporting to Parents." The 2017-18 schedule for regular formal reports can be accessed here.