ELM-210 Topic 3 Clinical Field Experience A: Observation – Assessment


Allocate at least 2.5 hours in the field to support this assignment.

At your field experience site, observe at least one lesson taught by a certified grade 1-8 teacher. Look for examples of formative assessment techniques and strategies used during the lesson. Make note of the questions that the teacher asks during the lesson. Note student behavior and body language before, during, and after the teacher asks questions.

Ask your mentor teacher to provide you with examples of summative assessments used within the classroom that you are observing. Discuss with your mentor teacher the considerations and criteria utilized to create summative assessments. Use this field experience to gather ideas for a summative assessment that you will create.

Based on what you have learned from your observations, address the following questions in a 250-500 word reflection.

  1. Describe some of formative assessment techniques or strategies that your mentor used during the lesson.

  2. What types of questions did the teacher ask during the lesson?

  3. How did the students respond to the questions?

  4. What types of things are taken into account when creating summative assessments?

GCU format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Document the hours and locations that you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.

Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to LoudCloud in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.
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