#6 of 6 HTH Structures
Teachers at HTH frequently use informal assessment techniques to check for understanding in the middle of a class. More formal assessment often comes in the form of rubrics that students help to create. Especially during exhibitions, teachers sometimes incorporate an audience assessment piece to make the assessment process more authentic. Many teachers also create regular opportunities for self-assessment as they attempt to cultivate a habit of reflection among their students.
Thumbs Up or Down Informal Assessment
Jill Dalinkus (10th grade Humanities) uses a quick informal assessment tool to check her students’ understanding of a difficult text.
Ten Finger Assessment
Kay Flewelling (9th grade Humanities) uses a quick informal assessment technique to gauge how difficult an assignment was for her students.
Angie Guerrero (11th Grade Humanities) facilitates small group and whole class discussions that lead to the creation of a rubric for the students’ storyboards.
Strengths and Stretches
Kay Flewelling (9th Grade Humanities) prepares her students for Student Led Conferences by asking them to reflect on their strengths and stretches.