Assessment & Organization
During my student teaching placements I provided my students with modified "course outlines" which were essentially a unit outline that we would cover during my time there. The unit/course outline covered classroom expectations, essential and guiding questions, and classroom policies and procedures. Overall assessment strategies, late assignments, and academic honesty, however, had to remain consistent with my cooperating teacher's preset standards.
** While I have not taught Grade 10 Science, I have created a unit outline as per the requirements of my Science Methods course.
Student Lead Assessment
During my final student teaching placement I provided my Grade 8 students with their own "unit frameworks" that allowed them to track their learning throughout the unit. Students were responsible for keeping track of appropriate work samples that best demonstrate their learning of the outcome and self-assessing their understanding.
Upon completion of the unit, students chose work samples that they felt best demonstrated their learning of the particular outcome and were asked to reflect on what they learnt (written or audio recording). Student understanding was then assessed on a 1-4 scale that could be easily transferred onto the new report card system.
The following are some examples of assignments and assessment rubrics I provided to my students during my student teaching placements. Each file includes the specific assignment details as well as the accompanying assessment rubric. Rubrics were not only completed by myself as a teacher, but by the students themselves as a reflective self-assessments. When appropriate, the students co-created the assessment rubric with myself (specifically with the debate).