108 – Assessment Identity (w Karley Alleyn)

108 – Assessment Identity (w Karley Alleyn)

✨Join us at the 2024 Empowerment Ecosystem Summit!   Assessment and identity might not seem like a logical pairing on the surface, but they are a powerhouse combo for learning and professional growth.   Everyone has an assessment story that we carry into the school space and those experiences determine what we believe to be true about ourselves, learners, and learning.   Today Natalie reconnects with her childhood friend, Karley Alleyn, to explore the shared childhood experience that was fundamental to their assessment identities and what Karley learned about the role of authentic mentorship in its continued development during her Masters research.    Show Notes:

  • Natalie and Karley’s shared history of competitive rhythmic gymnastics is the foundation of their assessment identity to “please, perform, and perfect” and a focus on external rewards.
  • Assessment identity is our understanding of assessment through our experiences as a student, educator, and as a human being. 
  • Karley chose narrative inquiry as the method for her assessment identity research as story is the foundation of our identities.
  • This topic is important for all educators as it is an invitation to courageously look inward and share who you truly are.
  • Authentic mentorship opportunities, not coerced or forced partnerships, are a powerful space for educators to develop their assessment identity as they enter the profession.
  • An important first step in exploring assessment identity is to go inward and ask, “What was my first transformative assessment experience and how has it impacted my teaching practice?”

💬 Continue the conversation with Natalie on Twitter or Instagram   💬 Continue the conversation with Karley on Instagram    ✊ Join our Facebook group for community, connection and allies.   ✨Download Nat’s six research-based ways to INSPIRE change in assessment and grading!  

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