How to Survive Cher Mercado’s Formative Assessments

The Formative Assessments compose of the following:

  1. Recitations
    1. Frequency: Every Meeting
    2. Purpose: To help students remember what happened in class in the previous meetings
    3. Structure of recitation:
      1. Memory Questions (Enumeration and definition of terms and key points or themes).
      2. Analysis Questions (Explaining the differences and similarities of the key points or themes discussed).
    4. Tip #1: Take down notes during discussions and lectures so that when you are called, you can simply take out your iPad or notebook and give the answer.
    5. Tip #2: If you don’t know the answer, I will guide you by asking more questions.
    6. Tip #3: Expect follow-up questions if your answers are unsatisfactory.
  2. Size 4 Quizzes
    1. Frequency: Watch out for the Tie!
    2. Purpose: To survey the class’ understanding of the lessons so far.
    3. Structure of quizzes:
      1. Memory Questions (Enumeration and definition of terms and key points or themes).
      2. Analysis Questions (Explaining the differences and similarities of the key points or themes discussed).
    4. Tip #1: Review notes BEFORE lectures begin.
  3. Formative Oral Assessment (FOA)
    1. Frequency: Watch out for the Tie!
    2. Purpose: To test how much you understand segments of the lessons.
    3. Structure of oral formative oral assessment:
      1. Question and Rubrics will be flashed on the screen for 2 minutes.
      2. After randomly calling out a name, student will answer the question in 1 minute. He will not be allowed to take his seat until the 1 minute time limit expires.
      3. Analysis Questions + Synthesis Questions (Making Connections among key terms/points/themes discussed in one particular lesson).
    4. Tip #1: Ask your classmates for clarifications.
    5. Tip #2: Answer only the question being flashed on the board.
    6. Tip #3: Relate the answers to your personal experiences so that it will be easier to explain.
    7. Tip #4: While you’re in front, keep talking. Don’t leave any “dead air.”
OVERALL TIP IN SURVIVING CLE CLASS: CLE this time around is not anymore about memorizing facts and names; it’s about finding its relevance in your personal lives. How you should approach this subject is by remembering that the purpose of CLE for High 2 is to build a relationship with Jesus.
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