Independent Together: Supporting the Multilevel Community

Learning Community for Administrators

Assessment and learning are synonymous in the multilevel classroom.

Administrators support the development of assessment literacy in the multilevel learning community. Learners, teachers, and parents learn to set goals, reference student-generated assessment criteria, collect evidence of learning, and reflect on learning. Grades become benchmarks as a continuum of learning  emerges in each multilevel classroom.

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  • engages learners in the learning-teaching process
  • describes what learners can do
  • informs instruction
  • provides meaningful feedback to learners
  • communicates student learning to parents
  • celebrates learning

Formative Assessment

Observation is the primary method of formative assessment. View Word Document - Listen to Audio Clip (115 KB)

Other formative assessment methods/tools include

Summative Assessment

Performance tasks and/or products are effective in assessing multiple learning outcomes from various curricula and across a wide age of learners.

Other summative assessment methods/tools include

  • portfolios
  • developmental continua
  • student-led conferences
  • action plans
  • written tasks