Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

Monthly Update sign up
Mailing List signup
Follow The Annenberg Learner on LinkedIn Follow The Annenberg Learner on Facebook Follow Annenberg Learner on Twitter
Social Studies In Action A Methodology Workshop, K-5.
  Site Map. Glossary.
Session 7.
Assessing Students' Learning.

This session addresses two questions that are central to social studies assessment: How do we know students are learning? and How do we know our teaching is effective? Because assessment often provides only a snapshot of learning, social studies teachers need a variety of tools and strategies to gauge students' knowledge.

To help you refine your assessment skills, in this session you will:

  • Explore the meaning, types, and uses of assessment.
  • Learn how assessment strategies can be used effectively in different learning contexts.
  • Apply criteria to analyze assessment strategies.
  • Apply session content and strategies to your own teaching.

Learning Goals

At the end of this session you will be able to:

Define assessment strategies.

Identify criteria for designing assessments.

Apply a variety of assessment strategies to social studies instruction.

Session 7: Engage | Explore | Explain | Apply | Evaluate | Resources
Social Studies Workshop Home | © | About This Workshop | Site Map | Glossary

© Annenberg Foundation 2016. All rights reserved. Legal Policy