Why Formative Assessments Matter
JUNE 4, 2014
At the end of the week was the big assessment. That weekend I got the biggest wakeup call of my, then brief, educational career. Some got an answer here or there but for the most part, there were no bright spots from this assessment. Formative assessments changed my classroom.
A New Formula for Assessment, Accountability, and Learning
JUNE 8, 2016
Curriculum Embedded Performance Assessment Should Lie at the Center of Teaching, Learning, and Accountability Yesterday we began exploring the white paper, “Re-Balancing Assessment: Placing Formative.
What Makes a Good Assessment?
JULY 7, 2016
Assessment strategies that show what students have REALLY learned From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Assessments should cover what is taught and address important learning goals. Thomas Guskey reflects today on what makes a good assessment.
4 Key Factors for Fantastic Formative Assessment
DECEMBER 1, 2016
First of all, we talk about the characteristics that make effective formative assessment. This includes some important tips for adjusting your instruction based upon formative assessment. Formative assessment and a better understanding of the role of standards will help us all improve.
6 tools for real formative assessment
JUNE 28, 2016
Delivering formative assessments is made easier with classroom technology tools. Assessments have long presented a challenge for educators in their various forms and frequency.
Moving past summative vs. formative assessments
The Christensen Institute
MAY 28, 2015
Weise, formerly a senior research fellow in higher education at the Clayton Christensen Institute. As competency-based education (CBE) gains momentum in higher education, the market is becoming increasingly crowded with companies and institutions working on competency-based platforms and online approaches to CBE. But assessments are the crux of a competency-based approach. But this isn’t simply a matter of focusing on formative assessments instead of summative.
Learning with 'e's
JANUARY 14, 2016
While exploring peer learning I also raised the question of peer assessment, and wondered whether some teachers might think this would be a bridge too far. Peer assessment is clearly a more complex proposition than peer learning.
15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice
Brilliant or Insane
JUNE 21, 2015
Brilliant or Insane Formative assessment is a process that takes place during the learning experience. I see formative assessment as the ultimate best practice, but I may be part of a small group of educators who feel this way. Assessment Featured edchat formative assessment
The key to rigorous online assessments
The Christensen Institute
JUNE 12, 2015
Although online-learning software can be a powerful enabler of personalized learning, many educators struggle with what they see as learning software’s limited ability to provide rigorous assessment and feedback. Currently, teacher-created assessments are by far the most common instruments for measuring students’ learning and providing feedback on a day-to-day basis. Recognizing the cost of human-graded assessment.
Embracing Formative Assessments This School Year
AUGUST 2, 2016
One area of improvement still to this day I wish I could go back and improve even more was assessment. Mainly, embracing formative assessment. Delivering content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. Do you have a suggestion about formative assessments?
Teachers share formative assessment strategies that work
OCTOBER 31, 2016
For some classrooms, the solution lies in formative assessments, which gauge their students’ understanding and personalize their lessons in real time. Here, two educators share how formative assessments are transforming their students’ learning across the board.
An App to Assess Reading Fluency: @FluencyFinder!
SEPTEMBER 7, 2013
FluencyFinder the popular educational iOS app for determining Reading Fluency has just recently released their long awaited update. FluencyFinder is a fantastically simple teaching tool for educators wanting to assess student’s Reading Level (Grades 1 st -8 th ). FluencyFinder V.
Top Tips, Tools and Techniques for Easy Formative Assessment
SEPTEMBER 26, 2016
Formative assessment is the answer. Formative assessment can supercharge your classroom learning. Technology can make formative assessment easier for you. Formative assessment gives us the ability to quiz every single student in the class.
Make Assessment a Learning Experience
MARCH 16, 2016
An Innovative Approach to Meaningful Embedded Assessment. In recent years, assessment has gotten a bad rap because of overuse and misapplication of mandated accountability tests. The assessment task is embedded in the learning experience. General Education Educational Technolog
Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!
JANUARY 21, 2013
When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment. Deliver content to my students, assess at the end, remediate if necessary. Here are a few sites and apps to help with formative assessments. formative assessment
Top Tips for Fast Formative Assessment that Works
OCTOBER 19, 2016
That’s because, formative assessment is in my toolkit and I’m empowered to poll the whole class with a click. Formative assessment is here. Different from summative assessment, the goal of formative assessment is to know what they know as knowledge is forming in their minds.
Draw, choose, write or say: Fantastic formative assessments
Ditch That Textbook
OCTOBER 5, 2015
Formative assessment can be drudgery. Or formative assessment can be fantastic. Teachers use formative assessments to get the pulse of the class, to see how students are progressing. When used correctly, formative assessments let [.].
20 Tools, Apps, & Tips for Engaging Assessment
Teacher Reboot Camp
OCTOBER 1, 2015
In my book, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers , I encourage teachers to reflect on the way they assess their students for Goal 17: Re-evaluate Value. Assessment shouldn’t make students feel like quitting. Instead, assessment should help students celebrate the learning they’ve grasped and reflect on their journey achieving that learning. Formative assessment can help motivate students to continue their learning journeys and strive to learn more!
Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment
APRIL 29, 2015
It’s not a stretch to say that assessment is a hot button issue in education; however, you’d be hard pressed to find an educator who doesn’t see the value in measuring student progress. Assessments themselves have been vilified, when, in fact, it’s why assessments are given and how the data is used that is really […]. The post Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment appeared first on Edudemic.
Formative Assessment with Plickers
NOVEMBER 22, 2014
Formative assessment helps teachers make data-informed decisions to plan for and/or adjust instructional activities, identify potential misconceptions, monitor the pace of instruction, etc. 21st Century Learning Assessment Professional Development
Edueto - Create Original Online Activities - great for formative assessment
Educational Technology Guy
MAY 8, 2015
It's easy to use and can be a great way to do formative assessment with your students using different formats. Check out his blog here: [link] Related: Assessment Resources Online Assessment Resources Online Assignments Resources -. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. online assessment online assignmentsEdueto is a free service that allows teachers to create their own online activities for students.
20 ways to use Formative for awesome assessment
Ditch That Textbook
DECEMBER 7, 2015
Uncategorized assessment edtech educational technology feedback formative goformativeWhen I return graded homework to students, I sort of cringe on the inside. I’m never sure where all that hard work and meaningful feedback is going to end up.
7 Assessment Tips and Tools to Know What Your Students Are Really Learning
AUGUST 10, 2015
Assessment coach Garnett Hillman helps us understand how our assessments need to change. (We We learn the tools and tips to help us with assessments. What are the most common mistakes teachers make when assessing students? Assessment Every Classroom Matters Podcast
Formative Assessment and Google Forms
SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
Formative assessment informs educators about student learning, and when done correctly , it also informs the students how to improve and move forward with their next goal. 21st Century Learning Assessment Professional Development
6 Common Misconceptions About Cognitive Assessments (and why Technology-Enabled Assessments Offer a Practical Solution)
SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
Efficiently Measure Student’s Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses and use This Information to Enable More Effective Teaching and Learning Despite all the talk about technology revolutionizing. Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post.
7 ways to assess without testing
Learning with 'e's
MAY 7, 2016
At a recent head teachers conference, one of the most astute comments was 'you can assess without testing.' There are many ways to assess, and here are seven: 1) Teacher assessment. Another method is teacher assessment is through observation.
Competing Pressures Squeeze, Shake K-12 Assessment Landscape
MARCH 9, 2016
The testing world is being gripped by two overriding, and often competing forces: the continued reliance on big, high-stakes assessments for accountability purposes, and the rise of more sophisticated, nimble, and smaller-scale digital assessments, largely at the classroom level.
Authentic Assessment, Deeper Learning: ePortolios in Higher Education
APRIL 5, 2016
Getting Know the ePortfolio – Resources That Explore Their Value, a Brief Look at Some Solutions Imagine a higher education environment in which the vast majority of courses require students to.
Why you should stop testing and start assessing
APRIL 19, 2015
One educator issues a challenge to all: skip the Scantron and discover what students really know. I teach graduate level courses about educational technology, such as Online Tools for Teaching and Learning. Don’t get me wrong, I still assess learning.
A Free, Downloadable ‘Assessment For Learning’ Prompt sheet.
JUNE 19, 2016
Assessment for Learning (AfL) is the process of finding out how much progress students have made in their learning and then planning next steps for them. You can freely download, share or print the PDF: Assessment For Learning .
The AfL truth about assessment
Learning with 'e's
OCTOBER 22, 2014
This entire week for me seems to have revolved around assessment. I have either been grading assignments, setting assignments or thinking about assessment (I''m speaking at an event on assessment in London later this week). Formative assessment is when the chef tastes the soup.
The Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid
TeachThought - Learn better.
OCTOBER 15, 2015
The Mistakes That Quality Assessments Avoid. It’s that time of the school year when teachers are facing writing their first or second wave of unit tests and assessments. The following list of items are things best avoided in designing quality teacher-made assessments. .
100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators
FEBRUARY 5, 2016
The easy tool educators are using every day From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. TIP: The Google for Education Blog has the breaking announcements and information on Google Classroom. Assessment. Computers & Education.
Video for assessment
Learning with 'e's
NOVEMBER 27, 2014
I have always believed that assessment should be primarily for the benefit of the student, not the teacher. I concede that teachers need to know how their students are progressing, and this is very much a part of the assessment process. I don''t like end of module assessments much.
The Road to Invisible Assessment
FEBRUARY 19, 2017
Are great teaching and assessment fundamentally at odds? One might think so because, unfortunately, the words “test” and “assessment” are often used interchangeably. Yet somehow assessment evokes a more positive reaction. Done well, assessment is ongoing, constant and invisible. Ten years ago, invisible assessment was a concept long on potential but limited by the realities of the classroom. But little by little, invisible assessment is becoming a reality.
Opting for Renewable Assessments
AUGUST 1, 2016
An aspect of higher education that likely drives faculty and students alike to frustration is assessments–whether homework, papers, or anything else–that are designed for the instructor’s eyes only.
Assessment, but not as we know it. #EduTechAU
Learning with 'e's
JUNE 1, 2015
He spoke on the purposes of assessment and exposed the roots of the examination regime that many of us in schools, colleges and universities are oh so familiar with. What do we assess for? Why doesn't assessment provide more to the learner than a grade?