Surrey educator Menelaina Valencia shares how she harnesses the power of visual evidence, formative assessment practices, and student self-assessment to promote learning in the dance studio. The dancer who walks in here in September is nowhere as good as the dancer tht leaves here  in June. So, I don’t get the philosophy of letting September…

Formative assessment places teachers and students in the position of gathering and acting on evidence of student learning in a timely manner. Formative assessment includes students engaging in self and peer-assessment based on clearly established criteria, thereby developing students’ ability to reflect and set goals in order to take ownership for their learning.…