Planning GuideGrade 4
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Strand: Shape and Space (Measurement)
Outcome: 3

Step 4: Assess Student Learning

Guiding Questions

  • Look back at what you determined as acceptable evidence in Step 2.
  • What are the most appropriate methods and activities for assessing student learning?
  • How will I align my assessment strategies with my teaching strategies?

Sample Assessment Tasks

In addition to ongoing assessment throughout the lessons, consider the following sample activities to evaluate the students' learning at key milestones. Suggestions are given for assessing all the students as a class or in groups, individual students in need of further evaluation, and individual or groups of students in a variety of contexts.

A. Whole Class/Group Assessment

Note: Performance-based assessment tasks are under development.

Examples of Group Assessment  Word

B. One-on-One Assessment

Examples of One-On-One Assessment  Word

C. Applied Learning

Provide opportunities for the students to use their understanding of area in a practical situation and notice whether or not this understanding transfers. For example, have the student decide whether or not cake is distributed equally when each of four students are given pieces that have the same area of the top surface but different shapes. Does the student:

  • conserve area by recognizing that all pieces have the same area but different shapes?
  • explain why the different shapes each have the same area?
  • relate to fractions of regions by explaining that the cake is divided into quarters, meaning that each of the four parts has the same area regardless of whether each part has the same shape?
  • apply this concept to other situations such as finding different sizes of paper that could be used to display 12 congruent photographs with no overlaps and completely covering the page?

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