# Alternative Assessments

Alternative Assessments

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Alternative Assessments

Part 1: Assessment

Math

State standards: Construct an algebraic expression between two quantities and interpret the values in the equation

Learning objectives: The learner should be able to create an equation that defines a problem in a given situation. The student should also be able to interpret the equation and description of the exact view of the situation.

Formative questions to assess prior knowledge

What is algebra?

Why is algebra important in mathematics?

A complete description of instructions for a learning experience

The teacher will use words that will enable the learner to understand the algebra equation using different variables.

The tutor will use reflective questions to present different algebraic equations and the connection to real-life case studies.

A complete description of alternative assessment

The tutor will use audio to examine the learning abilities of the learners. The students will listen to the audio and create an algebraic expression based on the given scenario.

Alternative Assessments – ELA

State standards: Students should be able to use past tense in the telling of stories of what happened in the past and offer adequate answers using the past tense.

Learning objective: The learners should comprehend past tense and understand the form of the regular and irregular past.

Formative questions to assess prior knowledge.

What is a verb?

How is a verb used in a tense?

A complete description of instructions for a learning experience

The teacher will use words that will enable the learner to understand the application of past tense in a sentence and narrative.

The tutor will use reflective questions to present different scenarios in the past using the correct tense.

A complete description of alternative assessment

The tutor will use a video to examine the learning abilities of the learners. The students will list all the tenses used in the video and the tutor will assess the outcomes at the end of watching.

Part 2: Reflection

Alternative assessments for students with disabilities should remain confidential and private to the tutor. The data collected during alternative and formative assessments should be used to improve instructional strategies and the learning abilities of the learner in the next lesson. Alternative assessment enables a learner to develop confidence, which plays a vital role in promoting growth and lifelong learning. Formative assessment, a tutor engages in strategies that aim for specific improvements in the student-learning environment. In such a case, the tutor should be accountable and responsible for the gathered information and consequently, protect the interests of the learner.  In the classroom environment, assessments enable the teacher to respond to the needs of the learner and consequently acquire a wide range of feedback.

I will use the gathered data to address the learning needs of the learners and improve the instructional approaches. The data will be vital in the development of cognitive strategies, which will help in creating self-regulated learning and promote unique teaching methods. I will utilize the data to facilitate comprehensive planning, monitoring, and evaluation processes in the teaching practice. Each student possesses distinct learning abilities, which require adequate attention. In such a case, I will use the assessment data to improve the active participation of the learners and adopt creativity and innovation in the learning sessions.