Pre-Assessment Techniques

Pre-assessment is used to determine prior knowledge of students which can have a strong impact on present learning. It allows me to make informed decisions when planning lessons around students’ prior knowledge, experience or attitudes about a particular topic. Therefore, I can plan and prepare classes around the students, making learning and assessment student centered.

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Each student will recall what they know and what they want to know.

During this exercise students are recalling prior knowledge, feeling or attitudes about a particular topic and relevant experiences with the topic and identifying what they want to know about a topic.

kwlKWL Chart

KWL is a graphic organizer which presents the learning material in a logical order. What I Know, What I Want to Know and What I Have Learned? At the beginning of a topic, students can complete the first two columns; What I Know and What I Want to Know. This enables students to recall their prior knowledge, experiences and attitudes of a topic. After the learning process, students can then self assess what they have learned.

 

kwlQuizzes

Quizzes are a fun and interactive way of introducing a new topic to students, which allows students to recall their prior knowledge about a topic. As a form of pre-assessment, quizzes assess students for knowledge and understanding of factual information or concepts.

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