Instruction consists of the learning tasks, activities, and discussions a student experiences while in school that have been designed by a teacher.
Assessment is a process of collecting and interpreting information about student understanding and performance in response to instruction. This information can be gathered in a variety of ways.
Research has identified assessment and instructional practices that are known to most significantly impact student success. These practices involve specific, descriptive and constructive feedback between student and teacher.
Assessment and Instruction:
- Guides the development of learning tasks
- Is shaped by the nature of the learning outcomes
- Engages learners in understanding and adjusting their approach to learning
- Leads to adjustments in instruction
The student participates in developing criteria for learning tasks, in gathering and reflecting on evidence of their learning and in identifying goals and strategies to support individual growth and progress.