There are only 4 weeks left before end of the school semester. Thus, a lot of wrap needed to be done. It is now the time to list out all the paper works, reports, yearly plan for next year and of course exam papers and marks. All needed to be done before the holiday, if you don’t want to spend your school holiday at school. If not, spending a few weeks after or maybe more just to make sure all pending tasks done at school is a must.
The most important task now is the performance report for the children. It is easy since the SPPBS system has provide us the report as we key in the score and we only have to print it out. However, if the assessment is not done yet, how can we are able to make sure that it is done before the semester ends. Since there are a lot of children seem to be missing along the way due to absences, I need to catch them as soon as possible. The only problem is I don’t like to disturb the children during class because it is the time they gained new skills and learn. That’s why I was puzzled why other teachers can just took them out of the class and assessed them out of their period of teaching. I wish I could be that strong to disturb the lesson but I am not. Thus, I am planning to take them out of my period of teaching and do the assessment during and after the exam so then they will be able to gain and master the skill assessed. The examination week is next week, thus, the children free periods are my target.
It was so chaotic when I assessed the children for the first time since the PBS for KSSR was launched in June 2011 and we needed to give the results at the end of the Dec 2011. And this year, the year of 2012, the assessment seems to go a bit smoother but slower due to I now know the process of the assessment. After 2 years of implementing PBS for KSSR at school, and to be exact, it is only 18 months of the implementation, and after trying several ways of implementing it, I have figured out the easiest way to assess the children.
These are the best steps that I can lay out for you. Hope this will help me and you.
The first step that is compulsory is to identify the descriptor and evidence in the Dokumen Standard Prestasi (not the Dokumen Standard that we used to make lesson plans) and match it with the skills that have been described in the Dokumen Standard.
Then, during your lesson in class, when you plan your lesson, if there are skills that can be assessed, make sure you also plan your assessment. Write the bands in your assessment column; such as B1D1E1. Thus, your assessment should be accordingly to the skills taught in class. And remember; not all skills taught are actually being tested. Thus, there are no issues whether you want to do it weekly, monthly or according to your school’s examination schedule. Inform and discuss with your colleagues who also teach the same topic to the same badge on how you assessed your children to make sure they do the same assessment. Don’t be shy to share the worksheets.
Then, identify the children that are not able to master the skill. This is the ‘Pengesanan Dalaman’ process which is necessary so that all your pupils achieve the skill. You can do this while the lesson is conducted or after; if you use worksheets as your instruments. Make sure to write it down in your impact and mark the ‘Manual Skor’.
Lastly, during your free time especially Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday, spend sometime to key in the score of your children in the SPPBS. Or wait until all the bands have been tested but then the system might be jam because everyone is also trying to key it in. And remember to print the formative and summative report and put the report in the childs' file.
One important thing to remember, make sure you assess each evidence required in the Dokumen Standard Prestasi because we don’t know whether our hypotheses that the children won’t be able to do the Band 5 or Band 6 is correct or not. Thus, test all of it. That is why I asked you to go through all the evidences (in the Dokumen Standard Prestasi) first only then you plan the assessment.
May the steps laid out here will help you. Good luck!!!
Descriptor : What the teachers wants to assess or teach.
Evidence : What the pupils are able to do.
As my stomach get bigger, I become weaker now. Every part of me starting to get ache and cannot stand for a long period of time. My baby now is 25 weeks along leaving only at least 15 weeks to go before my due date.
Yesterday was Sunday and I planned to rest and do nothing except to cook. My husband knew that so he helped with all the chores. He tidied up, he swept, he vacuumed, he mopped, he washed clothes and he also cleaned the kitchen and the bathroom. He also took care of our son last night since I couldn’t sit and play with him.
How can I ever thank him for being so generous and understanding. Thank you, sweetie. You will never know how much I appreciated that..
I want to share a thought….
It does not matter what happened to you.
What matters is what you get from it.
Which something really did happened to me…
There’s a saying
‘If you think that you are the best in what you do, there is actually someone that is better than you. If you think that you have the worst life on earth, there is always someone who has worse than you’
So we should be moderate, in everything. Why do I say this??? Mmmmm… When we think we are the best, we won’t accept someone elses' ideas. We don’t even bother to learn, go to course, search for new methods and whatever is necessary to improve what we already know which is definitely not right because we urged to learn and gain more than what we already know now. Don’t you know that, when we learn more, the dumber we become? What we know is actually only a drop of an ocean. So, how can we get ourselves stuck on the same stair for a long time? We should improve because the world is changing in every way. And it is definitely important that you learn new things since the new wave of working and thinking are spreading and yet you, still at the corner in your own world, don’t even bother to wake up and ask. To keep still and doing nothing, is not good for you. You have to stand up and throw away the ‘I am the very best and nobody is better than me’ attitude which actually isolates you from others who are improving,who keep on moving up and excelling. Besides you don’t even realize that your friends are actually much better than you even in the few years you have been friends. How can we get acknowledgement when we are not performing well in what we do while others are doing better than us? I am writing this so that I won’t be this pitiful person who doesn't want to change. And I also hope that you also will change and be ready for change in any area of your life and work. When we are a moderate person, I am not that good and I am not that bad, thus I need to keep improving so that I will do better in the future. Everybody deserves more.
Just a thought…