Planning GuideGrade 5
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Strand: Shape and Space (Measurement)
Outcome: 4

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 students' learning at key milestones. Suggestions are given for assessing all 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

Examples of Whole Class/Group Assessment  Word Document

B. One-on-One Assessment

Examples of One on One Assessment  Word Document

C. Applied Learning

Provide opportunities for the students to use their understanding of volume in a practical situation and notice whether or not this understanding transfers. For example, have the students find the volume of an object such as a small, empty box in the shape of a rectangular prism. Does the student:

  • estimate the volume of the object prior to finding the actual volume?
  • use units that match the attribute of volume?
  • use nonstandard (e.g., sugar cubes) or standard units (e.g., centimetre cubes) to measure the volume of the object by filling it?
  • use units of an appropriate size to measure the volume?
  • write the volume using a number and the unit chosen?
  • compare the estimated volume with the volume found by using nonstandard or standard units?
  • apply this concept to other situations, such as finding the volume of different objects that can be filled?

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