Philosophy of Assessment
My major is early childhood education. I would like to teach second grade however, my ultimate number one goal is to achieve my k-3 licensure and have a dream job. Here is a little bit about why I want to be a teacher. I fell in love with learning when I was only a small child. With the support and encouragement of my parents and family members, I have come to know the value of education and have the desire to inspire the same sense of structure in students that I will come in contact with in my near future. For this reason, I have decided to become a teacher. Ever since I was a little girl I loved the idea of school and was eager to get started to learn something new. All throughout my life I had a passion for working with young learners and I always knew that I was meant to teach. That is why I want to become a teacher because it is exciting and heartwarming to know that I might have an impact so great on someone else’s life besides my own. My mission as a teacher is to reach the minds of students and influence as well enhance their thinking of the world around them. I will achieve this by provoking discussion, encouraging reading and writing, and expecting involvement from my students as a whole. As I look ahead into the future I have a good idea of what my classroom management will be like and what my teaching style will be like. However, my ideas will always change and grow as I become effective in my teaching. I am in the process of learning more strategies and more effective ways to build a better classroom management for the future. On the other hand, with assessment, I have visited several schools by observing and taking notes on how the teacher manages and assesses their students and also based on what I have read from my college text. In the end, I will not fully know it is the best way for me to assess my students until I have effectively done it with my students and know what I can do better and how to approach it in my future teaching career. Assessment is a major part of teaching and learning to young children. Assessment is a process of documenting in measurable terms, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and beliefs (Moore, 2012). On the other hand, assessment is also by observing sample behaviors, learning styles, and disciplines. The assessment gathers information about the students learning and makes inference in order to understand. Furthermore, assessments are important because they measure the students learning and their overall academic performance. On the other hand, assessments are needed for liability to be able to provide evidence of students’ performances in their academics and as well with their continuous improvement in their learning of the content materials. From what I have read and experienced in the field of my teaching, there are four different basic types of assessment and variations of each to follow. The four general types are formative, summative, authentic, and traditional. Using these four types of assessments will give me the most results and feedback from my students learning process. From the results of assessing the students will allow me to able to evaluate my student’s progress of mastery in each subject area (Moore, 2012). Evaluation is the next process by interpreting the information that is gathered through assessment. The students’ evaluation will be appeared as their grade for the certain subject that has been taught, and there are numerous ways that it can be given. Having assessments can help me as a teacher to diagnose the student’s learning and performance problems and as well make better instructional decisions (Moore, 2012). There are several reasons for having assessments. The first reason is being able to see whether the lesson or the assessment needs to be differentiated because students all learn differently. Therefore, if I differentiate my assessments it will give my students a variety of how they can demonstrate their learning in a more...
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