09.19.18 FSLT Assessment Committee Agenda #TrinityLearns

FSLT Assessment Committee Running Agenda
2018-19 Goals

  • We can build assessment capable visible learners.
  • We can use learning progressions empower learners to deepen their understanding.

Today’s Goal:

  • I can articulate using common language what assessment capable visible learners can do.


Slide deck


3:30 What does “assessment capable visible learners” mean?
3:40 Becky Holden & Thomas Benefield introduce why they use LPs

  • Using student work to tell the story of how and why we use LPs in our respective learning areas
3:55 Assessment Capable Visible Learners Can…

  • The Assessment Committee will need to look at these 12 items (from the list below) and pick 4 to work on for the year.
  • Finding ones that stretch across our learners’ age range is important
  • Dot vote to narrow the list and determine the 2-4 that we will look to implement this year.

Characteristics of Visible Learners

  • Be their own teacher
  • Articulate what they are learning and why
  • Talk about how they are learning – the strategies they are using to learn
  • Articulate their next learning steps
  • Use self-regulation strategies
  • Seek, are resilient, and aspire to challenge
  • Set mastery goals
  • See errors as opportunities and are comfortable saying that they don’t know and/or need help
  • Positively support peers’ learning
  • Know what to do when they don’t know what to do
  • Actively seek feedback
  • Have metacognitive skills and can talk about these skills

We see the attributes of visible learners as critical for school success and consistent with our focus on assessment-capable visible learners. In other words, ensuring that students become assessment capable is one of the implementation routes for the Visible Learning work. (Hattie, 1-2 pags.)

Shared learning progressions:

Hattie, John, Doug Fisher, and Nancy Frey. Developing Assessment-Capable Visible Learners, Grades K-12: Maximizing Skill, Will, and Thrill (Corwin Literacy) (p. 1-2). SAGE Publications. Kindle Edition.

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