Can you guess what comes next? Yes, you need a post assessment too! Again, this doesn't have to be formal. You can asses your students through presentations, projects, writng, etc. It is important that you look for the growth that occurs between the beginning and end of your unit.
Assess Your ImpactYou've assessed your students, but now it's time to assess yourself. Do you sense a theme here? In order to assess your impact, you need to know what you were trying to accomplish. Revisit your learning intentions - remember learning intentions are more than a standard. Learning intentions are targets based on your standards.
For example, if your standard is "Compare the experience of characters in two stories.", then your learning intention may be "Read The Three Little Pigs and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Compare the pigs and wolf in both stories and determine how their lives were different in each story."With your preassessments, post assessments, and learning intentions in mind determine what growth, if any, your students have made.